Newsletter May 2020

A Good Role Model

We recently employed Thoriso as an intern with the heart of having a male role model in the home for our boys. Thoriso is planning on enrolling with UNISA for a Degree in Psychology.


Having him interacting with the kids on the sports field and teaching the boys DIY home maintenance is great. When I asked a young lad if he enjoys helping Thoriso his face lit up and he said YES! His enthusiasm and delight to be of assistance and working with tools was just heart- warming!

Mask Wearing

A whole experience for the children. Fitting and learning to wear a mask before schools reopen.

Birthday Celebrations

At iKhaya we believe in family. Belonging. Loved and cherished. A sense of security and being wanted. Being valued and appreciated.


One of the best ways to express all these in one go is to celebrate a child’s birthday with a personalised gift and cake. Make the occassion about the individual and to party together. To help us achieve this please and make a child’s wish come true, contact Loressa.

Just Doing It!

Life at home is what we make of it and being bored is actually a choice. Using one’s imagination and simply just thinking out the box is all it takes to get an activity underway. Here are a few examples from our

afternoons of outdoor play. An old pair of pantyhose was used to play “elastics”. The staff and kids had so much fun and laughter together.


Little kids doing cartwheels, headstands and handstands to impress me and challenged one another to stay up the longest. I was astounded at their strength and balance! A thick old rope was unravelled and converted into a skipping rope. Playing ball with the dog. Sweeping with the BIG broom and being the mom. I remember playing this way in my youth... the good old days before technology. I am delighted to say that our iKhaya kids are not spoilt by modern technology and social media and happily play outdoors together. Their laughter and chatter fill the air and my heart!

It Takes A Village

Dear friends

“It takes a village to raise a child”is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. The villagers look out for the children. Our experience is that this is truer than we realize. We are part of a village, a community, a family that cares about the wellbeing of others. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven once again that our community truly works together, loves and cares for one another.

Often we, and the media, focuses on negative news so instead I want to take this opportunity to share how amazing it is to be a part of a village that has rallied together to help the hungry, homeless, vulnerable, old-aged and children in this time. Being a part of the process, in receiving and giving, has been a blessing to us in so many ways. Thank you friends for caring and loving as Christ called us to do! If you are keen to get involved or to partner with us, please drop me an email.

Regards Loressa