iKhaya Newsletter - November 2016

Psalm 127 v 3: “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him”

Birthday Bliss and Fond Farewell

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Nokubonga spent the 1st year of her life with us at iKhaya. She is the most lovable and calm baby any mom could wish for. We enjoyed her immensely as she brought mush happiness to our home. She was placed with her new adoptive family this month just before her 1st birthday and returned to celebrate her special day with us. What a joy it was for us to enjoy her and share this moment with her and her parents.

We were delighted to bid her farewell into the next season of her life with her new folks who treasure and adore her. Thank you Nardus and Adelie for providing our baby girl with a family and home, to grow up in with a sense of belonging and much love.

Our Gift

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We are thrilled to have another baby! Just a week old on admission and growing well and getting so big and alert so fast. Our first week was rather chaotic as we strived to establish a feeding and sleeping pattern. But we have won and now have a calm, well fed charming bundle of joy in our home!

Birthday Celebrations! 

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Njabulo turned 6 and twins Ryan and Rihanah 8 years this month. Thanks once again to BWA Zululand and their sponsors for treating the birthday kids to cakes and awesome gifts. The joy this gesture brings is truly visible on their faces!

Days of Our Lives…

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There is never a dull moment at iKhaya. We ensure that our children receive plenty stimulation and attention through various activities. From outdoor games, playdough, arts and crafts, dressing up times and playing with toys they kids get exposure to life’s lessons on respecting authority, sharing and playing nicely with friends. They get plenty fresh air and exercise in the process. Learning must be fun!

Dance Academy

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The dance year is drawing to an end and the excitement is brewing as the kids get ready for the year end show “Fantasyland” in December. We have 6 school going children who attend classes twice a week with Dance Academy in Empangeni. Besides the great fun and exercise they receive, our kids get to socialize with others, learn to be a part of a team and experience the discipline of dance.

Community Support

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We are part of a generous and loving local community. We were treated to lunch, gifts and parties this month by both private families and Air Products. Thanks to everyone who supports us with clothing donations, groceries, nappies and spoils for our kids. Partnering with us makes what we do so much easier!

Moms and Tots

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Elinor started a lovely group for moms and tots to mingle and play in a safe environment. Our littlies were invited to join in and play too. The group meets on a Thursday afternoon at Solid Ground Church if you are interested in coming along. Just drop me a line for details.

Furniture and Appliances Needs at iKhaya

Your used, in good condition household items, that you may be ready to part with, will be most useful and welcome in our homes. We currently have the need for the following:

  • Fridge
  • 8 Seater
  • Dining Room Set
  • Freezer
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Bookshelf
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Single Bed Mattresses
  • Double Bed
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Plastic Ware

If you are able to assist with any of these items please contact me on 035-7911116 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you are keen to partner with us please contact me by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by telephone on 035-791 1116 or by visiting our website http://www.ikhayalikababa.co.za or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ikhayalikababa/. Thank you to all who get involved and help us at iKhaya. We are most grateful for your time, energy and gifts given to us and our kids. Please share our news with your family and friends and ask them to like our Facebook Page to stay abreast of our news.

With much love Loressa and Team

Needs: December 2017

Alone we can make a difference but together we can rock the world!

Every little adds up to a lot! No gift or donation is ever too small or insignificant and it always makes a difference!

If you feel passionate about improving the lives of the less fortunate and most vulnerable children of our country please contact us or do so anonymously by contributing to the needs of our home.

We will be increasing our capacity from 20 to 25 children early in 2018. Although the new home is ready we have a few needs in terms of furnishings and appliances. We would appreciate any new or used items in good working condition.

 

General Needs:

  • Piano
  • Heavy Based Cooking Pots and Pans
  • Long-life Milk
  • Peanut Butter or other sandwich fillings
  • Black Dustbin Bags
  • Latex Gloves
  • Cleaning agents
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Nappies Size 4, 5 and 6
  • Girls and Boys underwear Size 2-14 years

 

Our new home:

  • Wardrobes
  • Dining Table and Chairs (8)
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Pots and Pans
  • 2 Single Beds/Bunk

 

Volunteers or sponsorship for:

  • Preschool Teacher Salary
  • Psychologist Volunteer/ Costs
  • Speech Therapy Volunteers/ Costs
  • Medical Doctor
  • Volunteers
  • Onsite Music Lessons (Drums, Guitar, Piano)

 

School and Pre School:

  • Hard Cover Story Books for Ages 3-5 years
  • Poster Paints
  • Paper
  • Stickers
  • Koki Pens
  • Face Paint
  • Suncream
  • Bar Fridge
  • Uniforms for 2018

 

Every gift, small or large, is graciously received and meets a need. Thank you for your support. 

With love, 
Loressa Kritzinger 
Co-ordinator 
Tel: 035-791 1116 
Email: office@ikhayalikababa.co.za