The Children

In the last couple of months we admitted some little children who, after getting all their vaccinations and medical conditions monitored, have settled in well. It has been quite a busy time with some staff being on leave and many clinic and court visits! The new little children also took time getting used to having so many busy siblings!

For the first time in a long time we are dominated by boys, boys and MORE boys! Lots of boy games are happening amidst the children, but the sweetest is when ALL the children play with and 'look after' a dolly. The boys are the cutest and feel no shame to tie the baby on their backs and rock the 'babies' to 'sleep'. They pretend to take their babies for a picnic in the park and we are blown away by their gentleness (as fleeting as it may be for some!)

We reached our capacity number-wise and then it was time to release one of our little boys. This little chap was introduced to his biological Dad and built with him regularly over 6 months and now he lives with him and has an Aunty taking care of him for the day.

Welcome to the New iKhaya 3 House Parents

It is with much excitement, peace and gratitude that we welcome the new Houseparents and their daughter to oversee iKhaya 3. The iKhaya 3 building is up and complete. The cherry on the top was the final 'touch' - the family - Honest, Ellen and Rachel to iKhaya 3. Ellen is presently undergoing some training and in time our little ones from iKhaya 2 will be able to move into iKhaya 3. They will benefit hugely from the amazing new home, but more than that, from a loving set of parents and older sibling.

The plan is for the current iKhaya 2 home to be able to look after the smaller babies and young toddlers and for the older pre-schoolers and school-going children to find a home and security under the care of their family in iKhaya 3. This means that we will be able to go up in number by about 6 children, in this way growing iKhaya and impacting our Community.

Honest and Ellen have been accepted with open arms by the staff and children of iKhaya, as well as Solid Ground Church. They have spent much time with their new family and on the Property and an amazing sense of family has emanated at iKhaya LikaBaba.

HonestFamily01HonestFamily02

iKhaya 3 Progress update

iKhaya3Khaya 3 is looking great and final things coming together quickly. We still require a few things, please contact us if you would like to donate any of these items:

  • a small free standing white bookshelf
  • white and coloured toyboxes (for both rooms)
  • 2 wash baskets
  • lilac rug
  • primarily lilac duvet covers x 4
  • hangers
  • any verandah furniture
  • DVD player
  • Pots and pans
  • Glasses
  • Cleaning stuff
  • Linen-sheets and duvet covers
  • Mats
  • Tupperware
  • Plates
  • Knives
  • Breadboards
  • clocks

You're welcome to pop in and see our progress!  We are counting down the days!

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:

Oct2018-christmas

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