iKhaya Newsletter - May 2017

Psalm 91:2 “I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"

Outing to the Unizul Science Centre


''Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.'' - Benjamin Franklin

Our school kids were invited to visit the Unizul Science Centre this month. The members of the centre organised a special program for our kids, teaching them about interesting plants and about a variety of musical instruments and how to use them. It was wonderful to see how our kids had the opportunity to participate in the program especially by playing these different instruments! Thank you Unizul Science Centre for such a special day!

Fun Day at St Catherine´s Pre-School

Like every year, St Catherine's Pre-School organised a Fun Day for children, offering horse rides, face-painting, crafts and so much more. The highlight of the day was the magic show with objects disappearing and eggs being magically laid. Two of our kids were brave enough to participate in a magic trick and Jenny our German Volunteer laid an egg. Needless to say our kids had a splendid time, enjoying themselves and the many activities St Catherine's had to offer.

Eagle Creek Spur came on board to spoil us too! We enjoyed their delicious burgers four lunch. Thank you Spur and St Catherine’s for making our day one filled with great memories, loads of fun and much laughter!

Different Kind of Walk

We are very blessed to be located next to a farm with horses. Our preschool kids fell in love with the horses and are more than excited when they have the opportunity to go for a walk and visit them. However on this occasion they didn't end up walking... instead they were given a luxurious ride on the back of a bakkie. To say they enjoyed it is an understatement!

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 and through extra OT at home.

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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With love Loressa Kritzinger Co-ordinator

Needs: February 2018

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
  • Toothbrushes
  • Nappies Size 4, 5 and 6
  • Wet Wipes
  • Infacare Formula Number 2
  • Fantasy Dress Up Outfits


Our new home:

  • Dining Table and Chairs (8)
  • Heavy Based Pots and Pans
  • 2 Single Base Set Beds
  • Paint



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:

  • White Paper
  • Stickers
  • Koki Pens
  • Suncream
  • Bar Fridge



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