Coronavirus lockdown 2020

Lights out as Abraham Kriel’s beloved Liggiefees@Potch is cancelled

Our annual light festival – known as Liggiefees@Potch – which illuminates thousands of lives each year – has sadly had to be called off. The safety of our visitors, as well as our staff members and children, will always be our no 1 priority. As organisers of the event, we can easily expect up to …

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AK Lockdown update: The tribe with the best vibe!

Keeping a ‘normal’ household of kids entertained or even just one child has been a huge struggle during lockdown … so imagine multiplying that by 70 plus! That’s us at Abraham Kriel Children’s Home in Potchefstroom. To curb boredom, frustration and a longing for home, we’ve had to put our heads together and think of ways …

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Abraham Kriel Potchefstroom helps alleviate hunger with groundbreaking ‘1 tin = 1 mask’ initiative

What started out as a spur-of-the-moment gesture has quickly turned into a bustling exchange programme and within a matter of days, more than 2 000 tins of food have been collected and a whopping 2500 masks handed out. The concept is simple. One tin of food equals one mask and with everyone scrambling for face …

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