iKhaya Newsletter November 2018







iKhaya LikaBaba

Sports Festival


One Life Church, a partnering NCMI Church, spent time with Solid Ground Church and iKhaya LikaBaba in November. We gathered together sports equipment and after a few minor repairs (like grip changes and a bit of air) we had plenty hockey sticks, bats and balls, soccer balls, tennis rackets and cricket sets to have a social sports festival. The visiting team played and interacted with the kids who in turn had a fun yet exhausting morning. One 10 year old exclaimed atht she had never played so hard ever! After a well deserved lunch we spent time in worship and prayer together. What a treat the day was and such a fabulous memory this will be for her and the others to treasure!

If you wish to add to our sports box, please consider passing on your kids’ old rackets, cricket sets, hockey sticks and balls, badminton sets, volley ball set, swing ball and so on. We would love to expand our range!

Congratulations and Celebrations!


nov3B6 Birthdays to celebrate in one month! Yeee-haaa! We had face painting, balloons, popcorn and loads of treats to celebrate with 3 littlies turning 1 and 2 years old. These 3 little girls shared an awesome Minnie Mouse cake made with love by a dear friend. Winnie the Pooh and Mickey paid us a visit… what a treat! As if 1 party in a day is not enough… we got to celebrate Njabulo’s 7th birthday once he arrived home from school. The older children loved the party games, superhero face paints and enjoyed an yummy, brightly coloured rainbow cake! Twins, Ryan and Rihanna, celebrated their 10th birthday with their friends at iKhaya. We had a jumping castle and played party games after enjoying the delish cake. Check their cheesy grins as they got to cut their own cakes! Our school going kids get money rather than a birthday present. This is a highlight for them as they love to go shopping, choose their own clothing and something they really want. They are all being taught to save their pocket money too, so some decide to save the birthday money towards a more expensive item.

To support of our birthdays please contact Loressa. We would love to hear from you! Needs: Gifts for ages birth to 5yrs; party treats; balloons, face paints, prizes for games

Who Nose?


Sometimes a little lighthearted fun in just FUNNY and a good laugh is good for the soul! I playfully refer to the “outies” as hooters or noses. I get many tots visiting my office and they simply love a smiley face on their hand. In this case I took it a step further… much to the kids delight!

Baby Time…


Our mornings are spent interacting with the babies and toddlers while our older children are away at school. The time is spent playing in- and outdoors, making use of educational toys, musical instruments, the jungle gym and so on. Having baby carriers has made taking the babies with on walks easy and enjoyable for us and them!

Learn to Swim


Sonja and Debi of Sonja Swim School have partnered with us to teach the children to swim. They will do weekly lessons With the children aged 5 upwards. The group is split in two with the younger kids learning to swim and the older ones working on strokes. Swimming is not only a life skill but a great form of exercise. It is a school sport too and we are hoping this pool time will help them when competing!

Air Products


Thank you Air Products for our fantastic year end party. The magic show and face painting were a hit of note! Vaughn is slick and sly as he is so quickly deceives the eye! We are most grateful for the lovely gifts for us all and the time we got to enjoy together!

Christmas and New Year


Christmas and New Year celebrations are around the corner. We would love to bless our staff and kids with a braai, salads and drinks on each occasion. Please consider partnering with us to make our desire a reality and one to remember!

Our celebratory needs are Braai Meat, salads and dessert, Chips, sweets and cakes and Gifts for 28 children Please contact Loressa on 035-791 1116 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contribute.


With love,



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