Ikhaya Newsletter - January 2017

Psalm 68: 5-6 “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”

Back to School 2017! 

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We saw three of our lovely kids, Samuke, Khaya and Thabiso, start school for the very first time with the start of the new academic year in January. They were all so looking forward to their first day; which for them seemed to take forever to arrive! We now have a total of 12 kids in formal school out of a home of 20. This proves to be a logistical challenge on many levels. But we seem to keep abreast of the many teacher meetings, homework and school activities that require our attention. We are very proud of our little learners and will support and encourage them with prayer and our help so they can give of their very best!

Jabu Turns TEN!

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Our precious Jabu turned 10 this month. We had an awesome time together with all the iKhaya kids and BWA Zululand. We really appreciate the generous heart of the BWA and are very thankful for the presents and the cake they brought giving Jabu the opportunity to celebrate her day with such love and blessings.

Boy Zone

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Our in-house pre-school run by Bronwyn Mathias kicked off this month with four of our little boys. They always have an adventurous time learning and experiencing new things, all through lots creativity, love and effort from their teacher. For example, they had a taste sensory lesson, where they tasted different things blindfolded. This was extremely entertaining for the kids as well as their teacher! Of course, they have a lot of time to play too, and on some of our recent sweltering hot days, they had the opportunity to play outside in a tub of water, much to their delight.

Toddler Time 

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Our two little toddlers are always up to explore something new, so this month they went to the beach for the first time. In the beginning, they were both a little bit hesitant to go venture into the water but our little Asibonge soon lost his fear and enjoyed the water, while our little girl, Thando, preferred to stay on the beach playing in the sand…every time a wave came to close she ran away.

Sleepover

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Our German volunteers organised a sleepover for our kids during the holidays. The kids were very excited and they had a lot of fun playing games and watching the Jungle Book to end off the evening. They especially enjoyed the scene with the elephants and it was extremely comical to watch them all acting out the elephant parade singing and marching through the room. We thank Solid Ground Church for the use of their property which made this experience possible for our kids.

Fun, Sun, Sea!

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The beach has to be the most favourite outing for all at iKhaya. Our eldest 5 kids, their house mom and our volunteers enjoyed a trip to Richards Bay recently. Much fun was had by all!

Furniture and Appliance Necessities 

We are expanding! Our new cluster home just needs a few bits and pieces to make it home to 5 more children. Should you have any in good condition used items that you are willing to donate to furnish the home please contact me, Loressa Kritzinger, on 035-791 1116. 

Please pray with us as we trust our Heavenly Father for the new house parents to be positioned with us.

Our requirements are: 

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

Partnering With iKhaya LikaBaba 

If you are interested in partnering 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/

We value every gift of time, money and goods that we are blessed with at iKhaya and we give thanks to our Heavenly Father for you and your kind-heartedness towards the work we are doing at iKhaya and for the children entrusted to our care. 

Please share our newsletter with your family and friends and ask them to like our Facebook Page to stay up-to-date with the goings on in our home and the lives of our kiddos. 

With love and blessings 

Needs: April 2017

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

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.

Our new home is ready and has a few needs in terms of furnishings and appliances. We would appreciate any new or used items in good condition. I have added the main items to the list below.

General Needs:

 

  • Chest Freezer
  • Piano
  • Heavy Based Cooking Pots and Pans
  • Long-life Milk
  • Breakfast Cereals and Porridge
  • Black Dustbin Bags
  • Latex Gloves
  • Cleaning agents
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Formula
  • Infacare Number 1
  • Formula NAN AR
  • Size 2, 4 and 5 Nappies
  • Baby Girl Clothing Size 3-6 months
  • Baby Boy Clothing Size 3-6 months
  • Girls Panties Size 2-14 years

 

Our new home:

  • Book Shelf
  • Wardrobe
  • Dining Room Suite (8 seater)
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Pots and Pans

Volunteers or sponsorship for:

  • Preschool Teacher Salary
  • Psychologist Volunteer/ Costs
  • OT/ Speech Therapy Volunteers/ Costs
  • Medical Doctor Volunteers/ Costs
  • Onsite Music Lessons
  • Onsite Exercise/ Fitness/ Dance Classes

School:

  • Homework Centre Volunteers

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