iKhaya Newsletter - February 2018

Acts 20 v 35 ”In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”


Partnering with iKhaya I firstly want to say a HUGE thank you to all who sow one way or another into the life of iKhaya. Without your input our work would not be possible or we would not reach the superior level we strive to achieve.

To efficiently run a home 24/7/356, with the heart and aim of raising whole and healed adults who will fully function in society and be an asset to their communities one day, requires twenty four hour staffing, excellent foundational early childhood development, above average education, safe transportation, healthy diet, good medical intervention along with additional care in the form of OT, Speech Therapy, Optical Care, ENT and other specialist treatment. This comes at an enourmous overhead cost which is partially met by government (DSD) subsidies. We however rely on corporate and private sponsorships and donations to meet the shortfall. For about a year now our overhead costs have eceeded the income and we are now operating hand to mouth on a monthly basis.

If you feel lead to partner with us financially with monthly contributions we would love to hear from you. If you feel your gift would be insignificant we remind you that every little added together will ulimately meet the full need of the home. Our banking details and a link to Payfast is available here https://www.ikhayalikababa.co.za/get-involved/donate

Teachers, Doctors, Psychologists, OT and Speech Therapists, Councelors are some of the skills needed. So if you would like to serve in these areas we are always excited to hear from you!

Birthday Treats!


Party hats, cakes, treats and prezzies along with a water slide... what more could a kids want! What rip roaring fun we all had to celebrate 2 awesome girls birthdays.

Learning is such FUN!


We have six kiddiwinks in our preschool now. Bronwyn teaches them a maltitude of skills and life lessons like GOOD LISTENING...sight thos ears! The little ones learn to share, take good care of their toys and belongings, have cooking and woodwork lessons, crafts and art time and plenty free play for creative thinking and problem solving skills. They even have tuckshop day where they spend their reward for good behaviour money every week.

Empangeni Town Pool


Our local swimming pool is a welcome treat for a cool off on our VERY hot summer days. The facilities include two pools for babies and toddlers and make water fun a pleasure for the youngsters in a safer environment than being limited to a 50m pool only. So making trips, with even the preschoolers, is easy and enjoyable for us all.

Aqua Aussie Circus


Aussie Circus Spectacular is a breathtaking show, presented in an all purpose-built water stage, showcasing dazzling costumes and amazing special effects for an unforgettable event. This state of the art touring production provides the setting for an epic performance. The 2hr show blends traditional acrobatic cirque performances and a talented cast of aerialists, illusionists, comedians, and daredevils to delight and thrill audiences, leaving them in awe. Our kids were enthralled by this visually stunning show! We had the most amazing time of fun, face paints and treats. An adventure I know they will never forget!

Empangeni Art & Culture History Museum


Our local museum is filled with cultural histrory and plenty art. This is a lovely outing venue for us as its so close by and the children are exposed to their own cultural history as well as a wide display of work by a variety of artists. Our German volunteers are always keen to go out and about with the kids and enjoy every moment they have with them too. Blessings all round!

Growing slowly but steadily


We welcomed another little lad this month into our iKhaya family. He is the sweetest little mite with the cutest and most contageous smile. He is reunited with his sister who is already with us. My heart overflows with joy to know they are together and will bond as family should. By the end of March we hope to be full up to capacity and be home to a total of 25 kids. Homework Centre We currently have 12 school going aged children attending local schools, from grade R to grade 6. 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 and grasp the work.

If you are a teacher or mom who would love to invest time in our homework centre, to create a love for reading, we would love to hear from you!
Please share our newsletter with your family and friends and ask them to like our Facebook Page too! With love and greetings Loressa Kritzinger Co-ordinator

For more news or information on our home, please visit our website http://www.ikhayalikababa.co.za or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ikhayalikababa/, or contact us by telephone on 035-791 1116 or by email on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Needs: March 2020

Urgent Needs

  • Long life milk
  • Infacare 1
  • Nappies size 1 and 2
  • Strong Refuse bags

General Needs

  • Single Bed Mattresses
  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Dish towels
  • Cake Flour, Rice, Pasta, Beans, Sugar
  • Cereals, Morvite, Oats, Weetbix
  • Jam and other spreads
  • Lunchbox Treats (Cheddars, Chips, Nuts, Fruit)
  • Margarine, Eggs
  • Veg (Onions, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Cabbages, Carrots, Pumpkin, Butternut, Madumbe, Sweet Potatoes)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Nespray Powdered Milk
  • Dish Washing Liquid
  • Wet Wipes
  • Plasters

Volunteers & Sponsorship

  • ECD Program
  • Speech and OT Volunteers/ Costs
  • Onsite Music Lessons (Drums, Guitar, Keyboard)
  • Donate to coding lessons - https://bit.ly/2LWF1hm


  • Boys’ clothing Ages 6 to 12 years
  • Boys’ Shoes (Open and Closed) Sizes 13, 1-4
  • Girls’ clothing Ages 8 to 14 years
  • Girls’ Shoes sizes 1-7


Birthday Gifts

Bring a smile to a little face and make their hearts full! Contribute towards a birthday party and gift.

Contact Details: Telephone 035-791 1116
Email: office@ikhayalikababa.co.za