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Childcare training makes a difference

In February 2016, a group of 30 child and youth care workers began a one year Level 4 accredited HWSETA course in Child and Youth Care Work with Abraham Kriel Childcare. The course was met with excitement as well as apprehension by the child and youth care workers who signed up for it. They did…

Kindersorgopleiding maak ‘n verskil

In Februarie 2016 het die eerste groep kinder- en jeugversorgers begin met die Child and Youth Care Work kursus. Die kursus duur ‘n jaar en het ‘n vlak 4 HWSETA akkreditasie. Die kursus is ontwikkel en geregistreer deur Abraham Kriel Kindersorg om te voldoen aan ons eie vereistes. Kinderversorgers het die nuwe uitdaging met opwinding…

Crossing our t’s and dotting our i’s

The state of education in South Africa is of nationwide concern. When almost 80% of grade five learners are judged to be at “serious risk of not learning to read”, as measured by international benchmark, it is not an overstatement to say that South African education is in crisis. This crisis takes on a moral…

Waar kom punte en hoofletters?

Die stand van die opvoeding in Suid-Afrika is kommerwekkend. Wanneer 80% van graad vyf leerders die risiko loop om nie te leer lees nie, soos gemeet deur ’n internasionale metingstandaard, kan mens nie oorbeklemtoon dat die Suid-Afrikaanse opvoedingsstelsel ’n krisis beleef nie.  Die krisis kry ’n morele dimensie wanneer mens in ag neem dat die…

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…