Wish List

Our Wish List

Top of the List: Reliable Transport

Khayalethu boys getting off the minibus after school

The Khayalethu boys are always on the go. 35 Boys need to get to school, to sports activities, to clinic visits, to youth group, and the list goes on and on …

We’re in urgent need of reliable transport to keep them going.

Our hatchback and canopied bakkie have been invaluable to us, but after so many years of service to Khayalethu, they’re both ready for retirement.

If you can help, please give us a call on 041 484 5667.

Needs List

The Centre is a home for boys who come from extremely difficult backgrounds and, because of sad circumstances, have spent time out of school and on the streets. These boys are not eligible for other children’s homes, but – with positive intervention at the right time – can turn their lives around when they make use of the many opportunities offered to them here.

I would like to take this opportunity to bring our latest wish list to your attention and hope that, in some way, you will be able to help us to make these a reality.

Please scroll down the list below.

For the boys ...

Arts and Crafts Materials:

Colouring Books, Paints, Glue, Plasticine, etc.

Small Toys and Games

Marbles, Spinning Tops, Matchbox Cars, Balls (Soccer, Rugby, and Tennis)

Clothing

Takkies
35 Pairs
@R250 each
R8 750

Jeans
35 Pairs
@ R150 each
R4 200

Hoodies
35
@ R250 each
R8 750

Socks
35 Packs
@ R20 each
R700

Underwear
35 Packs
@ R55 each
R1 925

Jeans
35 Pairs
@ R150 each
R5 250

Pyjamas
35 Pairs
@ R150 each
R5 250

Hoodies
35 
@ R140 each
R4 900

Track Pants
35
@ R140 each
R5 250

Monthly Expenses and Other Necessities

Running costs for which donations will be most welcome:

Cleaning Materials
R1080 per month

Bleach, cleaning liquid, dishwashing liquid, Jeyes Fluid, insecticide sprays, laundry soap, washing powder, steel wool, sponges, cloths, etc. We use 35 kg of washing powder per month!

Water
R2 800 per month

Electricity
R2 600 per week

Gas for Cooking
R900 per month

Fuel
R12 000 per month

Communication Services
R3 200 per month

Chlorine
R800/20kg per month

Medical:
R600 per month

We make use of the local clinics and public health care for chronic treatments. Acute cases are sometimes dealt with by our nurse or a private GP who sees our children free of charge. Prescribed medication, like antibiotics, as well as OTC medication, like painkillers, vitamins, ointments, deworming tablets, flu vaccines and first aid items, etc. must be purchased as required.

Cleaning Materials
R1080 per month

Bleach, cleaning liquid, dishwashing liquid, Jeyes Fluid, insecticide sprays, laundry soap, washing powder, steel wool, sponges, cloths, etc. We use 35 kg of washing powder per month!

Water
R2 800 per month

Electricity
R2 600 per week

Gas for Cooking
R900 per month

Fuel
R12 000 per month

Communication Services
R3 200 per month

Chlorine
R800/20kg per month

Child-Friendly Environment

We’ve been enjoying our new premises for nearly 5 years now, and there is seldom a morning that goes by that my heart is not filled with gratitude when I drive through the gates. Up to now we have focussed on alterations necessary to change the house into a children’s home, built the office block, and started the Strong Foundation School. Our goal now is to make the premises more child friendly.

The swimming pool that Ironman 4 the Kidz donated, was an unbelievable gift and it has made a huge difference already. The staff and boys worked hard to fetch grass soils and plant a mini soccer field next to the pool. This is already looking good. We would like to acquire the following playground equipment to provide healthy play opportunities. 

Fundraising for playground equipment has been initiated. A series of 42K Buddy Up Marathons will be held in collaboration with individuals and businesses in Gqeberha to collect the funds required for the following items:

Roundabout
R35 256

Jungle Gym
R54 970

Slide
R54 970

Additional equipment

Metal Trestle Tables
8 @ R1 000 each
R8 000

Data Projector
R4 800

Fire Protection Maintenance
Per year
R2 000

Industrial Weedeater
R8 000

Maintenance Tools
R5 000

Renovations

Bathroom Renovations

  • 4 Old toilets need to be replaced with 4 good quality toilets, including their cisterns 
  • An old bath needs to be removed and replaced with a shower  

Sports Programme

Read more about our Sports Programme here.

All Kinds of Balls, especially soccer, tennis, rugby and basketball balls.

Karate Programme
R2 051 per month

Cycling Programme
Bicycle Maintenance
R10 000 per year

Soccer Programme
R1 893 per year

Vehicles

We have two minibuses which are used to transport our boys to and from school, along with two small bakkies and a Toyota Tazz which are used at the Centre. These vehicles carry high maintenance costs and any help with servicing, parts, tyres, fuel, etc. would be a great help.

Monetary Donations

Any monetary donations are used for the needs of the boys, unless otherwise specified. At present our monthly running costs amount to about R200 000. The Department of Social Development subsidy of R112 000, which includes a stipend for three Child Care Workers and one Social Worker, does not even cover the basics. This leaves us with a monthly shortfall of R88 000 per month which must be raised by means of donations and sponsorships.

Read more about our sponsorship packages here.

Find our banking details here.

A New House for the Khayalethu Oliver House Project

Our project is divided into the K1 Programme and the K2 Oliver House Programme. The number of students in K2 varies depending on how many boys are eligible in any given year. We only take boys who have come through the ranks of K1 and who want to be part of the programme. We’re anticipating a fairly large group being ready all at the same time and the cost of adequate accommodation for K2 has been estimated at R950 000,00.

Thank you for taking the time to read all of this and giving some thought to our various needs. We would also like to assure you that the Black Beneficiary percentage of ACVV KHAYALETHU YOUTH CENTRE is 100%.

The ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Services. The PBO registration number is 93006889. This means that all donations are tax deductible both personally and for your business. Please ensure that you receive a receipt from us, which you can pass on to your accountant and tax advisor to help you pay less tax.

The ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre and Oliver House is a registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Service – PBO Reg. No. 93 000 6889 – and also as a Non Profit Organisation – NPO 199-436.

Find Us

ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre and Oliver House

Lot 160
Kragga Kamma Road
Theescombe
Gqeberha
South Africa

Contact Us

Email

khaya@khayalethu.org.za

Telephone

+27 41 484 5667

Mobile

+27 72 278 8787

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