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The right person for the job

Thapelo, a well-qualified Zulu speaking male therapist working for ICAS* sacrifices his Thursday evenings to see three boys at the Maria Kloppers Campus.  He is amazing.  His calm approach and high sense of confidentiality helped the boys to see life in perspective.  Thapelo was able to address cultural issues in the boys’ own language and…

Herinnering vir altyd

Maria Kloppers kampus kinders kon die jaar die lekkerte van ‘n seevakansie ervaar. Vir baie van hulle was dit ‘n eerste. Die kosbare herinneringe aan die lekker tyd sal vir altyd met hulle bly. Hopelik kan dit ‘n teëwig wees vir die aaklikge ervarings en trauma wat hulle moes deurmaak voor hulle in die sorg…

Lasting memories at the sea

This year children from our Maria Kloppers campus got to experience the magic of a sea holiday for the first time. These precious memories will for ever be banked in their minds and hopefully counterbalance some of the horrific experiences and trauma they had to endure before being placed in the care of Abraham Kriel…

Musical Healing

Do you know the quote “when music hits, you feel no pain”? (Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trench Town Rocks) Those lyrics ring true for our beneficiaries on the Steinhoff Extended Family Programme at the Zola Drop-in Centre in Soweto. In 2014, staff member and professional singer, Lebohang Mgobozi, started the Steinhoff Community Choir…

Raak gesond met musiek

Ken jy die aanhaling “when music hits, you feel no pain”? (Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trench Town Rocks) Hierdie lirieke vat die omstandighede raak vir twee jongmense wat gehelp word deur ons Steinhoff Extended Family Programme by die Zola Drop-in Centre in Soweto. In 2014 het Lebohang Mgobozi, personeellid en professionele sanger, die…

The importance of therapy

She was severely traumatised and sexually violated and her first IQ assessment indicated that she was cognitively impaired. Trauma affects children immensely and complex trauma, according to research, changes the brain dramatically. In 2013, a young girl was placed at our Langlaagte specialist campus and at the time she was a pupil at a mainstream…

Die impak van terapie

Sy is erg gemolesteer en seksueel misbruik en die eerste assessering van haar intelligensie het  aangedui dat sy verstandelik ernstig gestrem is. Trauma het ‘n geweldige impak op kinders en komplekse trauma, soos deur die kind ervaar, veroorsaak dramatiese veranderinge in die brein. In 2013 is ‘n jong meisie by ons Langlaagte spesialiskampus geplaas. Toe…

Family dynamics

The Abraham Kriel Family Care Programme in Westbury is based in a community that has for years been the poster child for negative images such as poverty, drugs, crime and abuse. Over the years the programme has helped many children and families in Westbury and surrounding areas find a way to carve a better future…

Die impak van familie

Die Abraham Kriel Gesinsorgprogram in Westbury werk in ‘n gemeenskap wat die toonbeeld is van negatiewe lewenspatrone soos armoede, dwelmmiddels, misdaad en gesinsgeweld. Oor jare het die program vele kinders en gesinne gehelp om uit die bose siklus te ontsnap en ‘n beter toekoms vir hulleself uit te kerf. Die Modise broers, Donald en Abner,…

Abraham Kriel Childcare turned 115 years

The month of September started off on a celebratory note for Abraham Kriel Childcare. Beneficiaries, staff, family and friends all gathered at the Langlaagte campus on 2 September to celebrate the 115th birthday of Abraham Kriel Childcare. The day was filled with happy and smiley faces. All in attendance were treated to a beautiful church…