Thursday, 17 November 2016

Welcome home boys

Ever vigilant, ever caring,  Mama Sue and Uncle Billy keep a close watch on all the children who have left our care to be repatriated to blood relatives.
We are continuing to support the majority of them, providing for all their educational and medical needs, and by making regular checks on them at home and in school.
So if a situation is not working out we act straight away, as we have with Baraka and his brother Stevie.
They went home to their mother and an aunt a few months ago, to join their two elder brothers who were repatriated in January.
While the older boys are doing fine, coping with the two younger ones was proving too much for the mum and auntie.
Mama and Uncle Billy agreed it was in the best interests of Stevie and Baraka to bring them back home to Happy House.
They have settled back immediately,   playing with their friends just as though they have never been away.
Uncle Billy says  regular counselling ensures the children adjust well to change and they have a resilence borne from the certain knowledge they are always loved
Welcome home again Stevie and Baraka.
* Stevie and Baraka back home with their pals. Front row: Fred, Stevie and Brian; back row: Levian, Baraka, Elijah and Hussein.

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 here - 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