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Working For The Children Of Watamu Happy House

Working For The Children Of Watamu Happy House

Charity information

Working For The Children Of Watamu Happy House

Our Happy House Children's Home Watamu, Kenya, provides home, family and education to orphaned, abandoned or neglected children. It is a flagship for residential childcare in the impoverished world,

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    Working for the Children of Watamu Happy House is a real family home (also providing the best of education) to orphans, abused and vulnerable children. We believe that only by providing uncompromising child care, health care and schooling and opportunity can we raise the aspirations of our children and break the cycle of poverty into which they were born. Founded by former Lancashire Woman of the Year, Sue Hayward (Mama Sue to the family), our Happy House is blazing a trail for change. We are entirely dependent on the generosity of others and run a very special child sponsorship scheme. Only those working at the Happy House are paid. Opened in 2010, we have since added nursery and primary schools and our library loans books to other schools. Mama Sue is empowering children through love and education. Our boys and girls have a voice and are encouraged to use it, knowing they will be heard. In a country where women are far from equal our girls are being inspired to achieve. Plans for the future include the provision of semi-independent living accommodation as a halfway house for those young people who are not ready to support themselves when at 18 they must leave the Happy House. It will also ensure there is always a place for those like one little boy, who has Down's Syndrome, who may always need some support although he, like all our children, those with us now and in the future, will, with our help, be the best that they can be. I

  • Aims

    Working For The Children Of Watamu Happy House aims to:

    • To provide a loving home, hope and opportunity to orphaned, abandoned, neglected and abused children.
    • To protect children from harm and to put and end to suffering from hunger, fear and abuse
    • To empower children through education and respect and to actively promote gender equality on all levels,
    • To maintain and strengthen links, where possible,with blood relatives and to reunite child and family where and when it is possible, with assistance where necessary.
    • To raise the level of childcare for disadvantaged children in the coastal region of Kenya by sharing our knowledge and expertise with other childcare providers.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1098731

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 25

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 07905130589

    Address: 6 Burwood Drive Blackpool fy3 8ns

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website