Langlaagte campus

Running to a brighter future

“We’re meant to trust and love our parents. So it becomes very confusing when they do and say hurtful things; things that make me wonder why I was born and that change the world into a very bad place” – Andy* (14). Two years ago, we met 12 year old Andy. When he arrived here,…

Kicking bad behaviour to the curb

They were defenceless. They were harmed mentally, emotionally, socially and some physically and as a result they have no sense of self, have no boundaries and find it hard to follow rules. Our children come from backgrounds that many cannot fathom but at Abraham Kriel Bambanani YOU and donors like you, play a pivotal role…

The gentle giant goes home

If you saw this tall gangly young man with the wide smile and helpful attitude at Abraham Kriel Childcare, you would not recognize him from the aggressive and destructive young boy that arrived here in March 2009. Because of your contributions and your support he had a safe place where he could heal and recover…

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…

Madiba Magic Thanks to Woolworths

A less renowned tongue in the cheek quote from our Tata Madiba …“Where you stand depends on where you sit”, can bring a smile to our faces. The Woolworths Region 4 staff visiting Abraham Kriel Childcare hardly had time to sitdown at all, but they convincingly showed their support for the vulnerable children in our care by…

Taking Action to Inspire Change

Mandela Day is a day when we all do our bit to help those less fortunate than us and to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy of selfless giving. Throughout July we receive calls and emails from people wanting do something for the children of Abraham Kriel Childcare. This may be overwhelming at times because we are…

A Day in the Community Services Kitchen at the Langlaagte Campus

Nthabiseng (which means “Happiness”) runs the community services kitchen with 10 staff members, 8 women and 2 men, in a very special way. When you pay the kitchen a visit, there is always a jovial and happy atmosphere. Often everyone is singing in unison whilst chopping vegetables and preparing the 387 full meals, bread and…