Celebrate Women’s month with us
Women bring something extra to the task of caring for people with profound intellectual disability. Maybe it’s their feminine gentleness, compassion, empathy or understanding. But whatever it is, just by their presence, our carers and volunteers have the power to calm and soothe our residents when they’re not feeling their best … encourage those who are struggling to master a new skill … and bring harmony and laughter to life.
This women’s month, we celebrate the crucial role of women like Martha and Patience, who are teaching some children to write their names and count, using their fingers and colourful blocks. Every small achievement is rewarded with a smile or compliment. Above all, the children are learning to help one another.
Like all children, Khaya and Mwitinah can be a handful when they don’t get their own way. But Sr Merin can always calm them down by sitting with them and giving them lots of attention. When Jessica wakes up in a bad mood, Lainah knows just what to do to cheer her up. She picks up a guitar and sings Jessica’s favourite song. Sr Seena spends a lot of time with Gonste, massaging his feet and sitting and laughing with him when he is busy with his stimulation activities. Thanks to all the extra attention, Gonste is learning many new things.
You can’t measure the value of one-on-one interactions like these. You can only watch the children blossoming in the sunshine of the love and care they receive – and thank God for bringing such incredible women to serve at LITTLE EDEN.
In honour of the special women in your life – who’ve lifted you up when you were down, shared your deepest hopes and dreams, read you stories and taught you to pray – please help us continue to provide this special care, by making a donation to LITTLE EDEN.
Your gift shows your gratitude … and pays it forward so that children and adults with profound intellectual disability can also find joy in life.
Please get behind our amazing female staff during Women’s month, as they strive to bring comfort and care to our ‘family’ of 300 children and adults with profound intellectual disabiltiy.
8 ways to support LITTLE EDEN
- Buy our pecan nuts and other products
- Fundraise for us – run a marathon or donate your birthday
- Leave a bequest in your Will
- Make a cash donation – once off or monthly. Even small amounts make a difference