Friday, 18 November 2016

On the move

Going up to a new class is made exciting for children at Happy House School. 
After Mama Sue announced that good exam results meant everyone would progress to a new form when the new academic year starts in January, there was great enthusiasm to get moving!
In preparation for the big day to come,  our kids waved goodbye to their old classrooms and moved their belonging to the places they had been assigned in their new one.
It was a happy morning for children and teachers and one which will make the return to school after the holidays a smooth one.
As the Kenya Government has outlawed class tuition,  and put stiff penalties in place for schools and teachers,our school remains closed until the new year.
The Government has also delayed the announcement of exam results, so whilst many schools had already released their results those that have not will be forced to wait.
That means some sponsors of children who have been repatriated into families will not get their child's results for a few weeks.
In meantime, our children will have lots to do at home getting ready for Christmas. 
Happy holidays, kids. 

A gift that really counts

If you would like to make a gift to Happy House for Christmas, here's how.
We are keeping our Festive Holiday Fund appeal open so that anyone who would like to make a Christmas gift to our family can do so there - every penny will directly benefit our children.
We were thrilled and grateful to reach our £1000 target in just a week.  It will be used to bring together our 70 resident kids and 60 repatriated into families, for a week of fun together at the Happy House in early December when they will enjoy a fun-packed programme of activities, special meals and a visit from Santa.
Any additional money donated will be used to help support the children living in our Happy House and those we continue to support now they have returned to live with relatives in the community.
Every penny will make a difference to children's lives. Thank you.
To donate go to:

Please vote for Children of Watamu in the documentaries category of the Charity Film Awards to highlight our work with children from despair at our at the Happy House and our founder Sue Hayward's inspiring story told in the beautiful film made for us, free of charge, by Massimiliano Zeuli  Please vote for Children of Watamu and ask your friends to do the same