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Where opportunity and need meets!

If your company needs to spend more funds on training qualifying black people to earn your sub-minimum on the Skills development element for your B-BBEE scorecard, we have at least fifty African black men and women lined up and pre-registered for training. All they need is the funding. New legislation requires Child Care Workers (CCW)…

My sister dreams of the Olympics

Hi there, my name is Brenda (pseudonym) and I want to tell you about my incredible, but sometimes annoying, sister Sonja (pseudonym). Sonja (16) and I are twins and live in one of the houses on the Langlaagte campus and have called this place home for the past eight years. Having a twin sister means…

My suster droom van die Olimpiese Spele

Hallo, my naam is Brenda (skuilnaam) en ek wil vertel van my ongelooflike, maar somtyds erg irriterende suster, Sonja (skuilnaam).  Sonja (16) en ek is ‘n tweeling en woon in een van die huise op die Langlaagte kampus.  Dit is ons huis vir die afgelope agt jaar.  ‘n Tweelingsuster beteken dat jy ‘n beste vriendin…

Dedicated to developing young minds

At the beginning of the year, the teachers at the Johanna Malan Early Childhood Development Centre met Jabulile, a quiet and shy four year old with little self-confidence. Jabulile comes from a family society deemed unusual or strange. Jabulile lives with her stay at home dad and has an absent mom. The dedicated teachers noticed…

Toegewyde Onderwysers

Personeel by die Johanna Malan Vroeë Kinderontwikkelingsentrum het vroeër vanjaar vir klein Jabulile (skuilnaam) by die skool verwelkom.  Jabulile was ‘n stil en skaam vierjarige dogtertjie met baie min selfvertroue.  Jabulile kom van ‘n ongewone familie-opset.   Sy woon saam met haar pappa, wat tans by die huis is en haar mamma is afwesig. Die sombere…

Family matters

My biggest fear is being alone. Out there in the world with no-one to care or love me. My name is Siyabonga Nhleko (pseudonym); I’m 19 years old and a beneficiary at the Abraham Kriel Childcare Youthspace satellite home. My brother and I were brought into this loving home in 2011. I’ve lived with Pastor…

‘n Familie maak saak

My grootste vrees is om alleen te wees.  Alleen in die wêreld, sonder iemand wat my liefhet en vir my omgee…   My naam is Siyabonga Nhleko (skuilnaam); ek is 19 jaar oud en woon in een van die sewe satelliethuise van Abraham Kriel Kindersorg.  Ek en my broer is in 2011 in hierdie liefdevolle omgewing…

Why I do what I do

The question came casually, out of nowhere: “What do you, the teachers at Abraham Kriel Childcare, mean to learners?” At first I was stymied. We’d emerged from a difficult few weeks—days that were more challenging than the usual hard times. Now somebody wanted to know what significance we held for these children! At the time…

Hoekom ek doen wat ek doen

Die vraag kom toe so ongeërg, sommer net so uit die lug: “Wat beteken julle as onderwysers by die Impak Skool vir die leerders van die Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis?” My onmiddellike reaksie is: “Ek wonder self.” Ons het ‘n moeilike paar weke agter die rug. Moeiliker as die normale, moeilike weke. Nou kom vra julle…

Hard work brings joy!

Looking at their background, Funeka Tshuluba (22) and Yekani Morgan (23), never thought that they would ever graduate. But, God had other plans for these two young people. Both Funeka and Yekani are part of the Abraham Kriel Childcare Emdeni Drop-in Centre family. Earlier this month, they graduated from university and are all set and…