Social project: Sewing school for kids in South Africa
A children’s home for sewing and creating
The machines were delivered to the Lotsha offices in Parys, but before they could be put to use, a much Higher Power intervened. Lotsha was asked to conduct a course for inmates of the Nylstroom prison in the Limpopo province, some 310 kms from Parys. During the visit to Nylstroom, Lotsha representatives had the privilege of visiting the Abraham Kriel Children’s Home where they met one of the house mothers, Susan Loots, previously the successful BERNINA dealer from Balito in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province, some 900 kms from Nylstroom. Read more..
Winter Clothes Needed…
You can donate the following:
- Summer Clothes
- Bath Towels
WELCOME TO ABRAHAM KRIEL CHILDREN’S HOME
About us? After the Boer War and the flu of 1918 many children were left orphaned. As a result of the draught in 1933 parents could no longer take care of their children. No more children could thus be accommodated at Abraham Kriel Langlaagte.
The Church Board of the Dutch Reformed Church in Nylstroom (Modimolle) saw the opportunity to help children in need.
The municipality decided to donate 20 ha of ground for the erection of a children’s home in Nylstroom (Modimolle). Building started in 1958 and the first children moved in in 1959.
Children are placed in a Children’s Home by means of a court order as a result of child abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, lack of parental skills, family violence and other factors that might endanger the lives of children.
Executive Head Gerda van der Merwe
Arts Festival “Kunstefees” 2016