iKhaya Newsletter - August 2017

Proverbs 22: 6 "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

Boys Just Wanna Be boys!


What better way to stimulate a boy‘s mind, increase concentration levels, improve hand eye coordination and fine motor skills than with real boys toys!? Thabiso gave our preschool boys their first wood work lesson this month. Hammers and nails, screws and screwdrivers and some scrap wood made for a perfect opportunity for the boys to learn while having the time of their lives! Soon these young lads will be making tables and chairs... watch this space!

Master Chefs


Barbara introduced the children to a Polish traditional dish. They got to make their very own savoury Polish dumplings.
As you can see they had a blast making a floury mess while cooking up a storm. We most certainly have a few Master Chefs in the making here!

Party Time!


We had much to celebrate this month! Five kids enjoyed a birthday bash together. Cakes with candles, chips, sweets, a castle and gifts were the order of the day. But what makes a celebration the best is who we celebrate with... friends! Thanks to those who joined us to make our party so much fun! Together we make great memories. And a special thank you to our sponsors who make memories like this possible!

International Volunteers


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Learning in Disguise


Many teachers recognise that teaching with music and song makes learning effective and longlasting as it catches the childrens‘ interest and makes learning easier and more enjoyable. When you want to inspire your learners, take time to play an instument or turn on the boom box. If the songs appeal to the children, then they are more likely to have the songs running through their heads away from school too... this beats homework! Our littlies simply love singing, dancing

Do you want to partner with us?

To get involed or to support our work at iKhaya please contact me by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by telephone 035-791 1116 or by visiting our website http://www.ikhayalikababa.co.za or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ikhayalikababa/.

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With love and greetings, Loressa, Caregivers, Volunteers and Kiddos

Warm regards

Loressa Kritzinger

Needs: February 2018

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
  • Toothbrushes
  • Nappies Size 4, 5 and 6
  • Wet Wipes
  • Infacare Formula Number 2
  • Fantasy Dress Up Outfits


Our new home:

  • Dining Table and Chairs (8)
  • Heavy Based Pots and Pans
  • 2 Single Base Set Beds
  • Paint



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:

  • White Paper
  • Stickers
  • Koki Pens
  • Suncream
  • Bar Fridge



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

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