iKhaya Newsletter – July 2017

Isaiah 1: 17 "Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows".

A Work Of Love


AWOL (A Work Of Love) is an annual event where approximately 200 school going teenagers camp in Empangeni and make a difference in their community. Over the years, AWOL has invested 20 351 community service hours through a total of 838 teen campers. These teens will share God's love in the community of Empangeni, Richards Bay and surrounding areas by tackling various projects/outreaches that are organised and run by the local churches. iKhaya benefited from the these outreach projects. Teens washed windows, played games with kids and went on walks around the perimeter of our property. Loads of funs was had by teens, leaders and our kiddos.

Holiday Program


Our Winter School holidays were 3 weeks. That means either 3 weeks of mischief or 3 weeks of fun and passive learning. We chose the latter! We ran an informal program that included crafts, sports, games, bike riding outdoor activities like walks and picnics too. The little kids need more supervision and as our older kids mature we see them taking on the role of leader and helper as they assist the toddlers with their crafts.

Farewell Party


Jenny and Sarah arranged party games and treats to say goodbye to us all. Their 11 month stay simply flew by in the blink of an eye. We are already missing them dearly and the kids remain in contact via whatsapp calls. Technology in this instance is a blessing beyong measure.

Mandela Day


Time to celebrate and share. 67 minutes to commemorate the 67 years Mandela spent as a freedom activist. Thanks to all the companies and staff who showered us with the much appreciated and needed groceries, cleaning materials, baby goodies and your time. Our bicycles had a service and some had an overhaul. What a full day of abundance and love. We are truly grateful.

Blessed by a Generous Community


Our driveway was taking strain from the bout of storms earlier this year. The surface was irregular and full of grooves caused from the errosion. Lafarge came to the rescue and graded the surface. What a difference it has made. Moffatt Optical provided two kids wearing glasses with free eye tests and brand new specs. Much to their delight the two youngsters were allowed to choose their own frames and are super proud of their new specs.
Sanlam Centre hosted us at the kids entertainment area too during the holidays. Our kids had such a blast and enjoyed getting out too. We are truly part of a great community who partner with us, making our task and role in raising the kids a whole lot easier.

Do you want to partner with us?

To get involed or to support our work at iKhaya 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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Greeting from us all at iKhaya!

With love and greetings

Loressa Kritzinger


Needs: November 2018

Preschool Stationery:

We are thrilled to announce that Airproducts have sponsored stationery for 13 kids for 2018. Thank you!

We still require stationery for our preschool...

Paper (White, Pastel, Bright) Cardboard A4 and A3 ((White, Pastel, Bright) Beginner pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, roll up crayons, felt tip koki pens, playdough, glues, prestik, glitter glues, water based paints, acrylic paints, paint brushes, craft supplies (stickers, eyes, buttons, patterned paper, gummed paper etc). Please contact Loressa directly to establish exactly what is still needed.

Christmas 2018:


We would love to bless each child with a new outfit or shoes and a quality toy or gift to open on Christmas Day after church. To celebrate on Christams Day and New Year we would love to provide our children and staff with meat and salads for a family braai. If you would like to partner with us please get in contact with Loressa for the kids’ wish lists.

General Needs:


  • 5 Kids Beach Towels
  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Long-life Milk
  • Sandwich fillings
  • Lunchbox treats
  • Refuse Bags
  • Latex Gloves
  • Bath Soap
  • Milton
  • Rice
  • Cereal/ Porridges
  • Toilet Paper
  • Nappies size 4 and 5
  • Handy Andy/ Dish washing liquid


Volunteers or sponsorship for:

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

No matter the size or quantity, every gift meets a need! You can and do make a difference with each donation of time, gifts or supplies and we appreciate the support! 
If you share our passion to change lives and would like to partner with us in our mission to change lives forever, then please contact me personally. I would love to hear from you! 
With love and greetings, 
Loressa Kritzinger 
Tel: 035-791 1116 
Email: office@ikhayalikababa.co.za