What is known as Jan Kriel School today – a recognized centre of excellence for the education of learners with special needs – has grown from humble beginnings. Mrs Kriel moved people from all over to become friends and sponsors of the children of Jan Kriel School.
Jan Kriel Institute originated from the church’s caring involvement with the history of Jan Kriel School (since 1937). The Institute is a church-based organisation registered as a program of Badisa.
Jan Kriel Instituut het ontstaan uit die kerklike betrokkenheid by die geskiedenis van Jan Krielskool (sedert 1937). Dit is die kerklike liggaam wat die netwerk van ondersteuning vir die kinders van Jan Krielskool bestuur.