In the three and a half years that Busi spent with us, she drew attention from staff and visitors alike. From a shy threeyear- old, unable to walk or say more than a few words, she blossomed into our beloved little ray of sunshine. Thanks to the dedication of our carers and therapists – and..
Before his Madiba buggy underwent an upgrade, Gift, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, was unable to stop his head and shoulders from slumping over the side of the buggy. Now – thanks to the kindness of friends like you – additional custom made cushions keep his body aligned and his head supported, enabling him to see..
Suitable facilities in a good state of repair are crucial to the mission of LITTLE EDEN. Not only to enable staff to provide an exceptional level of care to our ‘angels’ – but because the environment in which they live and work has a significant impact on the morale of residents and staff. We are..
LITTLE EDEN is Home to several adults and children with Down Syndrome – including Matthew and Yolandi. With National Down Syndrome Day just around the corner, we thought you might be interested in finding out a little more about their condition. Down Syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome at the moment..
We now have five dogs, two of which (Donut and Peanut) are looked after solely by the residents of Butterfly wing. Other therapeutic interactions with animals include horse-riding, and caring for the caged birds. The bird enclosures have been moved closer to the buildings, so that residents can hear the birdsong even while they are..
Another valuable source of income for the Organisation is our Charity Shop, which now generates about 6% of our total income! Thank you so much to everyone who donates new and second hand clothing, toys, books and furniture to us. Items that cannot be used within our Homes are sold through the Shop, which now..
That’s how much was harvested from our orchards at Elvira Rota Village last year! Income from the sale of pecan nuts helps towards the cost of caring for our children and adults with profound intellectual disability – and plans are underway to expand the operation to contribute even further to the sustainability of our organisation…
The procedural investigations towards sainthood are among the most rigorous ever formulated. Nevertheless, as the greater family of LITTLE EDEN Society, we continue to pray daily for the eventual canonisation of Domitilla and Danny Hyams. If successful, they would be Africa’s first and the world’s third couple to be honoured as saints by the Catholic..
Gontshe is the youngest of three brothers at LITTLE EDEN – and the most severely affected. As a result, he hasn’t been as quick to learn as his two older brothers, who can both now walk and talk. But we never gave up hope. And with the introduction of the literacy programme, Gontshe has achieved..