iKhaya Newsletter - February 2017

Proverbs 22:6  “ Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. ” 

Our Very Own In-house Pre-School11Our little Boys have an adventurous time at their pre-school. They are all very curious that‘s why our pre-school teacher Bronwyn often takes them for little outings or a walk to explore the area around our property. They especially enjoy looking at the chickens on a neighbouring farm. On the last visit, Omega told the chickens they should stop shouting because Bronwyn doesn’t like it and it isn’t a good behaviour. The little boys are also very creative, so a few weeks ago we made cupcakes which they where allowed to decorate just as they pleased. Needless to say they had a lot of fun!

Another Painting Work Party

2To get iKhaya 3, which is currenlty empty, fresh and clean for our next houseparents, we had a paint party this month. We had many willing hands to help and so we finished really quickly but most of all we had a lot of fun together. Thanks to everyone who took time out to help! We really appreciate it!

Generous Hearts – Thank you!
Kenzie Turned 3!

3Kenzie celebrated her third birthday with us at iKhaya! Our kids and Kenzie had a lot of fun and most enjoyable time together. We would like to say thank you to Natalie, Kanzie‘s mum, and the whole family for organizing such a special party to share with our kids and for your generosity!


4Airproducts supported our pre-school with an abundance of teaching material and educational games and an esential first aid kit. And in addition they blessed us with a huge fridge/ freezer and 4 single bed mattresses towards the needs of iKhaya 3. We thank you so much for your generosity! We and the kids will benefit hugely from it all and we appreciate it immensely!

Empangeni High School Land Service Visit5The Land Service club of Empangeni High visited us again this year to bless our home with much needed groceries, cleaning materials and clothing. They organized a lovely afternoon for the kids filled with fun, laughter and many games.  The most beautifully decorated and delicious cupcakes to end off the afternoon was the cherry on top! Thanks to you, our kids had a lot of fun and enjoyed the visit so very much!

Doing Daily Life at iKhaya

6This month our two little babies were admitted in hospital but we were happy to have them home and back to good health quickly. As you can see life at iKhaya is always very busy and while we are playing or doing crafts or facepainting or a lot of other things we have lots of fun together. Happy smiles tell the tale of happy memories in the making!

Partnering With iKhaya LikaBaba If you are passionate about making a difference and bringing about change for those less fortunate than yourself and would love to partner with us please contact me by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by telephone on 035-791 1116 or by visiting our website http://www.ikhayalikababa.co.za or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ikhayalikababa/.  
We value every gift of time, finance and material gifts that we are blessed with at iKhaya! We value every person’s input, be it an act of kindness, a financial blessing, a donation of groceries or clothing, as every gift is seen and received with love!

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Greetings from Loressa, Staff and Kids


Needs: December 2017

Alone we can make a difference but together we can rock the world!

Every little adds up to a lot! No gift or donation is ever too small or insignificant and it always makes a difference!

If you feel passionate about improving the lives of the less fortunate and most vulnerable children of our country please contact us or do so anonymously by contributing to the needs of our home.

We will be increasing our capacity from 20 to 25 children early in 2018. Although the new home is ready we have a few needs in terms of furnishings and appliances. We would appreciate any new or used items in good working condition.


General Needs:

  • Piano
  • Heavy Based Cooking Pots and Pans
  • Long-life Milk
  • Peanut Butter or other sandwich fillings
  • Black Dustbin Bags
  • Latex Gloves
  • Cleaning agents
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Nappies Size 4, 5 and 6
  • Girls and Boys underwear Size 2-14 years


Our new home:

  • Wardrobes
  • Dining Table and Chairs (8)
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Pots and Pans
  • 2 Single Beds/Bunk


Volunteers or sponsorship for:

  • Preschool Teacher Salary
  • Psychologist Volunteer/ Costs
  • Speech Therapy Volunteers/ Costs
  • Medical Doctor
  • Volunteers
  • Onsite Music Lessons (Drums, Guitar, Piano)


School and Pre School:

  • Hard Cover Story Books for Ages 3-5 years
  • Poster Paints
  • Paper
  • Stickers
  • Koki Pens
  • Face Paint
  • Suncream
  • Bar Fridge
  • Uniforms for 2018


Every gift, small or large, is graciously received and meets a need. Thank you for your support. 

With love, 
Loressa Kritzinger 
Tel: 035-791 1116 
Email: office@ikhayalikababa.co.za