iKhaya Newsletter May 2018

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchhill

Doing Life with us

Meeting the physical needs is easy but reaching the heart and healing the whole person takes courage, strength and passion. We are privileged to be connecting with and emotionally getting closer to the kids in our care. You too can be a part of each child’s journey to fullness of life through volunteering your professional services, donating food, nappies, clothing, and equipment and so on, financially contributing to the running of our home.

A man’s job is never done… Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance…. from buildings to beds, bikes and toys, to equipment, it’s a never-ending story. So if you’re a handy man; you will be in “handy man heaven” here! Contact me to see how you can make a difference in our lives!

French Visitors

What a privilege to partner with Annecy Church, Eglise des Nations. You have caught the heart of our mission and so reach out with your support to make our work possible. Having you visit us in South Africa was absolutely awesome and meeting you face to face strengthens our connection. The maintenance chores you undertook are spectacular and given the drawers new life! The beach trip was such fun… our kids’ favourite outing destination!

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St Catherine’s Pre-School Fun Day with Spur

Spoilt rotten once again! We were treated to an incredible morning of kiddies activities including face painting, icing cupcakes, a tea garden, kids games, pony rides and so much more by St Catherine’s Pre School in May. Eagle Creek Spur sponsored our delish lunch once again. We look forward to this annual event with great anticipation and you have made it a highlight on our calendar!

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Scream, You Scream….

we all scream for ICE-CREAM! Our local 5 Ways Mall has a lovely new ice-cream parlour. Our resident German volunteers took a group of youngsters for a treat while enjoying time out together. A great opportunity to teach the kids social skills, manners and safety while out and about. Thank you for the generosity you share and the hearts of gold you have when spending time with the children.
 

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words…

Look at the outstanding artwork of Kathleen. The last of kids bedrooms are finished and looking superb! Our heart’s intent, when we go the extra mile in this manner, is to let our children know that they are worthy, loved, cherished and chosen! We want them growing up knowing and believing, through our actions, that we truly do care and love them deeply and individually. Every child is hand-picked by our Father!

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My Lighthouse

Solid Grounders were showered in song during a church service on Mercy Ministries. iKhaya LikaBaba, as a ministry of Solid Ground Church, was presented as one of the many ministries in which to get involved in to make a difference as Christ called us to. The kids brought great big smiles to our faces as they sang with actions and some antics too!

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Education is Key

Our in-house pre-school caters for aged 3-5 year olds. This is the grade RRR and RR years in preparation for “big school”. Our goal is to eventually teach up to grade R ourselves, with the help of OT and Speech Therapists, to ensure we bridge the developmental gaps so many of our kids experience after the trauma they faced at such an early age.

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New Beginnings

We welcomed a little might into our home recently. We showered her with love and affection and established a feeding and sleeping routine to suit the joint needs of baby and caregivers. This process helps to settle the babies while establishing an environment of safety and care in which babies thrive. This routine also helps moms to take best care of both themselves and their babies, as both get good rest and good nutrition. A happy baby means happy mom. Happy mom makes a content baby!

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RBCT Annual Standard Donation

Many well desrving charties gathered at RBCT this month to be treated like royalty and honoured for the community work they undertake. Thank you RBCT for recognising the work we do, for applauding us all, for spoiling us to a divine morning at such a beautiful venue and last but not least for the financial support you provide to us all. We are blessed to know that you have seen the value in our endeavours and have partnered with us to achieve great goals. We commend you on giving back to your community. Together we bring about the transformation.of our future generations.

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Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love. - Mother Theresa

 

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:

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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 
Coordinator 
Tel: 035-791 1116 
Email: office@ikhayalikababa.co.za