Abraham Kriel Children’s Home, Nylstroom
The PHASA Foundation is an NPO functioning within the wildlife management sector. The foundation supports a variety of projects pertaining to research, conservation and livelihoods being undertaken by existing NPOs, and is empowered by various business owners who share an interest in wildlife management and inbound tourism. By supporting one of our projects, you are helping to feed an orphan, provide shelter for a homeless person or support a farmer in need, or contributing towards the sustainability of animals. As foundation directors, we have a very special place in our hearts for children, especially those who are disabled and less fortunate. Therefore, we have identified Abraham Kriel Children’s Home, Nylstroom (Modimolle), as a worthy cause in this regard. I would like to share some insights with you into one of our ongoing projects.
After the Boer War and the flu of 1918, many children were left orphaned. As a result of the drought in 1933, parents could no longer care for their children. Langlaagte already had too many children and could not expand further to address the need. Then the church board of the Dutch Reformed Church in Nylstroom (Modimolle) saw the opportunity to help children in need. The municipality decided to donate 20ha of ground for the erection of a children’s home in Nylstroom (Modimolle). Building started in 1958 and the first children were welcomed in 1959. Children are placed in children’s homes, in accordance with a court order, owing to child abuse, alcohol abuse or drug abuse, or lack of parental skills, family violence or other factors that might endanger their lives.
The vision of Abraham Kriel Children’s Home, Nylstroom, is that children be cared for to become happy, healthy and well-disciplined members of the community, taking the needs of others into account.
The mission of Abraham Kriel Children’s Home, Nylstroom, is that children of all denominations should be included, using a holistic approach, in accordance with the constitution of the country, so that the physical, religious, educational, welfare and social needs of the children are met.