About us

Helping a child reach their full potential is our No 1 passion at Abraham Kriel. We strive to provide children who have endured the ugly side of life with the best care possible and the leaps and bounds of improvement excite us as we witness the incredible transformation taking place right before our eyes on a daily basis.

We provide specialized residential care for children who are removed from dangerous and damaging situations by the Children’s Court. These children are in our care 24/7 and we are responsible for their mental, physical and emotional well-being as well as their education and health. In the ideal world all children should be with their families but the reality is that we have to think long term since the majority of our kids remain with us throughout their school careers.

VISION:
Abraham Kriel is committed to providing comprehensive and professional child care.

MISSION:
Optimal social well-being of individuals, families and communities all in the name of God.

 
1902
Abraham Paul Kriel starts a Children’s Home in Langlaagte

The Home thrived under his leadership and funds were brought in because of his travels abroad and throughout the country

Early Trend

The Children’s Home was dependent on funds and donations from third parties from the outset

1928
Kriel’s lasting legacy resonates throughout South Africa

Kriel passes Away in Umkomaas on 9 June 1928

1956
A new Dawn

The Abaraham Kriel Children’s Home opens it’s doors in Potchefstroom

This is Home

At least 230 children call Abraham Kriel in Potchefstroom “Home”

Although it shares a name with other Children’s Homes, it operates independently with it’s own financial and management