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: November 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 - Sponsorship Received
  • 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 Size 4, 5 and 6
  • Nappies
  • Girls and Boys underwear Size 2-14 years


Our new home:

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


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 Books for Ages 3-5 years
  • Water Based Paints
  • Paper
  • Stickers
  • Rollup Crayons
  • Koki Pens
  • Face Paint
  • Suncream
  • Bar Fridge
  • Stationery and 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