Friday, 5 March 2021

Meet our little monkeys!

At Happy House, Mama Sue and the children are preparing for one big party to celebrate two special birthdays. In April, it will be both Papa Dave's birthday and Evans, who will soon be starting work at Happy House having been in our family since he was a small boy, will be 21! The party will be at Mama and Papa's house and it's going to have an animal theme and that involves some serious research and colourful masks!

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Firing enthusiasm

The start the week assembly at Happy House School gave Mama Sue a chance to fire the enthusiasm for exams. In her inspirational style she urged the youngsters to make the most of revision time, to ask teachers if they were in doubt of anything, and to just do their very best. At Happy House, youngsters look forward to exams and these will also signal the coming Easter break. Papa Dave, their personal Radio Watamu, brought them the latest football news.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

A busy office

​There's nothing Mama Sue at  likes better than a busy office!

Especially when it's filled with happy, eager children.

Saturday's callers were a hint of what it will be like every day once school breaks up for the Easter holidays!

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Bringing you sunshine

Meet some of our Happy House girls who today hope to bring their own sunshine flooding into your homes and hearts.

Evans, who filmed the vide, said: "We know it is often cold and wet where many of you live, so please just open your doors and our kids will bring the sunshine flooding in.

"Our family  the family is really thinking about you in in these hard times. We are happy for what you do to keep this family going.

 "Please stay safe and remember that the  Happy House family loves you all."

Monday, 1 March 2021

Securing a water supply

​Having a water supply is something that most of us can take for granted but in many part of the world it is another story entirely.

.In Kenya, at our Happy House the well we use to keep our greenhouse and garden plants watered has dried up over the years.

So in order to ensure we can get the need the crops we grow to give fresh fruit and vegetables to our large family of children, Mama Sue made the decision to have a borehole drilled. 

This will ensure we have a secure supply of water, but it comes at a cost - approximately £1000.

It's not money we wanted to spend but it is absolutely necessary now we no longer have the well.

We also have to build a another store for items that need need to be secure. Everything comes at a cost, but keeping a family of almost 60 children happy, healthy and safe is an expensive business.

We are so grateful to all our friends who support our charity and who ensure the Happy House is the home it should be for our family. 

Thank you, we would be lost without you.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

A talent discovered

A bundle of energy, Saidi was just three years old when he came to Happy House in 2013. He joined his sister Rukia who had been in our care since 2010. The children were in the care of their grandmother who was not able to look after them or to send them to school. Safe at Happy House both children have flourished and Saidi has discovered a talent for making people laugh. When the children performed a version of The Three Little Pigs, Saidi was cast in the role of the Big Bad Wolf and had everyone laughing!

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Opportunity knocks

We continue to bring you news of the success of remedial classes at Happy House School. Children from lower primary classes who were struggling in a particular subject are or who had missed out because of the pandemic were the first to benefit from the classes with dedicated rooms and teaching staff. And how they have improved. Our David Hayward, who you will all know as a very special little boy who has overcome so many obstacles, managed to achieve an amazing 78 per cent in his recent maths exam - after just three weeks of remedial teaching. Now the classes are being extend to those youngsters who need them from upper primary. And because of the way they have been presented to the youngsters they are eager and keen to attend - everyone wants to take up on the opportunity to be the best they can be.