iKhaya Newsletter - April 2017

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I loved you, you also are to love one another“

Holiday Program

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During the easter holidays we welcomed four american students who volunteered to organise the holiday program for our kids. The children had a wonderful time improving their crafting skills by designing their own masks and making their very own bracelets and necklaces. Our kids were not just provided with crafts but were challenged with physical activities as well. It was lovely to see how the kids cheered for one another and motivated each other.

Outing to the farm

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Holidays are the best time for outings with all the kids, such as a visit to the farm adjacent to our property. The kids were invited for horse riding and most importantly… cake! It was lovely to see how much they enjoyed being around the horses and with how much excitement they waited for their turn to ride. We are very proud that even those who hesitated in the beginning, overcame their fears and got to enjoy the ride.

Easter Egg Hunt

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Easter is a special time of the year, especially for children because it‘s the time for chocolates and exciting easter egg hunts! Our kids were overly eager to find the chocolate eggs, which volunteers from Solid Ground Church, hid around the property. Everyone spread out quickly to look in every tree and under every stone for their “treasure“. Needless to say that the eggs were found very promptly and presented by the kids with delight and pride!

Outing to Felixton

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It is in our heart at iKhaya that we provide the kids with the oppurtunity to explore the world beyond our home and the property. One place which has became quite popular for little outings is Felixton, our little neighbouring village. In Felixton our kids are able to safely ride their little motorbikes and explore their surroundings, such as the golf course, huge trees and the dam which fish inhabit. The kids are always more than entrigued to spend time watching the fish and most importantly feeding them bits of bread.

Toddlers and Babies…

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Our mornings are kept eventful and entertaining by the youngsters. We have two toddlers aged 2 ½ years and two babies who stay home while our 4 boys, aged 3-5 years, attend our very own Pre School daily. Now and again the toddlers join forces with the boys for some adventure! They absolutely love visiting the neighbours farmyard while walking along the property fence line or just taking walks together to enjoy some excercise and fresh air. Sarah and Jenny, our German Volunteers, spend quality time with the babies each morning to stimulate and interact with them. This is essential for body strength, social skills and the development of a good foundation for their education as they grow up.

Partnering With iKhaya LikaBaba
Would you love to get involved and be a support to iKhaya? Your gift of time or skills, financial or material donations are all blessings to us! We value every input, be it big or small, as this is what spreads the love and makes our work possible!

Teachers, Doctors, Psychologists, OT and Speech Therapists, Councelors are some of the skills needed. But if you would like to serve in other areas we are always ready to hear from you! Homework Centre We currently have 12 school going aged children attending local schools for grade R to grade 5. As you may imagine, homework time is a real challenge especially seeing as some of our kids need extra one-on-one time to improve in reading and maths.

If you are a teacher or mom who would love to invest time in our homework centre we would love to hear from you!

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 035-791 1116 or by visiting our website http://www.ikhayalikababa.co.za or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ikhayalikababa/.
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Needs: September 2017

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

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. Our new home is ready and has a few needs in terms of furnishings and appliances. We would appreciate any new or used items in good condition. I have added the main items to the list below.

General Needs:

  • Chest Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Piano
  • Heavy Based Cooking Pots and Pans
  • Long-life Milk
  • Black Dustbin Bags
  • Latex Gloves
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Size 3, 4 and 5 Nappies
  • Girls Panties Size 2-14 years
  • Kids shoes up to adult size 4 (Open and Closed)

Our new home:

  • Book Shelf
  • Wardrobe
  • Dining Table and Chairs (8)
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Pots and Pans
  • Iron
  • House Parents

Volunteers or sponsorship for:

  • Preschool Teacher Salary
  • Psychologist Volunteer/ Costs
  • OT/ Speech Therapy Volunteers/ Costs
  • Medical Doctor
  • Volunteers
  • Onsite Music Lessons
  • Birthday Parties (Gifts and Cakes)

School and Pre School:

  • Water Based Paints
  • Face Paint
  • Suncream
  • Bar Fridge
  • Kettle

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

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