iKhaya LikaBaba (meaning Father’s Home or House of the Father) is a children’s home located in Zululand just South of Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. iKhaya was founded as a home for abandoned babies but has transitioned to be a children’s home with a vision to see our children grow to maturity physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Filled with the joyful activity and voices of loving children
Being located among farmlands on the campus of Solid Ground Church, iKhaya is blessed with wonderful and secure gardens for the children to play. They also have access to the church’s facilities including an indoor sports centre. As part of their spiritual and emotional growth, the children attend church on Sundays. Solid Ground has a dynamic Children’s Church program for children from 3 years and older.
Although our children have been the victims of poverty and/or HIV/AIDS they need not be the victims of life so we strive to give them the safety, security and love that every child deserves and desire to see them all grow to become effective and stable contributors to society. We do this by providing excellent housing facilities and the love and affection of caregivers and volunteers who pour out as much love as they can into the lives of the children. Despite the circumstances from which the children come, iKhaya is a happy place filled with the joyful activity and voices of loving children.
For the pre-schoolers there is an Early Childhood Development Program run by our Preschool Teacher on week days, and for school going children we do our best to place them in schools that best suit their needs.
iKhaya is overseen by a Management Committee made up of professionals from our church community and managed by a full time Coordinator who reports to the Mancom. Our funding comes from various private and corporate donors and from Department of Social Development children’s grants.
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