Educating our children

Happy Home aims to provide each child with an education through curriculum-based school classes and educates the children from nursery through primary school. Thereafter, depending on each child’s abilities and aptitudes, they continue on to a community secondary school or pursue professional training. To increase the children’s chances of success, Happy Home brings in tutors after school to supervise and help with homework.

The Kenyan school system is based on the British system. Pre-nursery begins at the age of two and nursery at the age of four or five. Children begin primary school at seven years, and follow Standard 1 to 8.

The national exam at the end of primary school determines admission to secondary school. The best students have access to the national institutes – Happy Home’s children are no exception – with the other achievers going to provincial, district and village-level school.

Secondary school is comprised of four years, from Form 1 to 4 and, again, ends with a national exam, which determines possible admission to colleges and universities.
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The Kenyan government believes that all Kenyan children should have equal access to education and encourages families to send their children to school by keeping school fees low until the end of primary. Unfortunately school fees sky rocket for secondary school, which inevitably limits access.

Through donations and fundraising, Happy Home puts money in trust to ensure that its many bright children will have the opportunity to pursue their education after primary if they so desire.

Free Time and Chores

The Happy Home team aims to create a healthy, supportive environment for its children, while being respectful of local traditions and customs. One of the challenges at Happy Home is to balance having fun (something the kids at Happy Home do well!) with learning and implementing traditional cultural practices.

We try to:

· Create a tolerant familial environment that respects local customs and habits
· Organize, distribute and execute domestic tasks
· Develop and foster the technical abilities required in a rural environment (agriculture, raising cattle, manual labor, etc.)
· Provide an environment that nurtures not only the physical but also the emotional and psychological
· Educate and integrate measures in support of great health and hygiene


Check out our photo gallery to take a peek at the kids’ daily activities. Or better yet, take some time to browse the different Happy Home Newsletters! (See below “NEWS” page).