Many people have no idea how to react to a child with disabilities, or their parents. Do we ignore the obvious – that the child is in a wheelchair or struggling to speak normally? Should we ask questions about the child’s condition? We want to be sensitive — but worry about saying the wrong thing…
Our new tractor has arrived at Elivira Village, and we are so excited! A beautiful shiny red, the tractor will be used for numerous farming activities. Most importantly, it will be a big help with the new pecan nut expansion project, which is intended to help LITTLE EDEN achieve self sustainability in the future. This..
With just under 3 months to go, we’re busy planning gifts to make Christmas a time to remember for every child and adult in our care. And we need your help, please. Since access to both our Homes remains restricted, please consider making a financial donation towards items on the residents’ Wish List. Donations may..
We asked for your help to provide new winter clothing for our residents and you responded with the kindness and generosity we’ve come to know. Soft fleecy pyjamas … winter tracksuits … jackets, beanies, socks and shoes now occupy the residents’ shelves and cupboards. Thank you so much for your amazing response. Winter has been..
Look out for our virtual Christmas concert – coming to a screen near you in November! For our safety and yours, we will again be recording the concert for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, rather than putting on live shows at our Homes. Last Christmas, the residents loved being ‘movie..
Admitting three children from the same family back in 2009 was a first for LITTLE EDEN. All three of the brothers have profound intellectual disability owing to a suspected genetic disorder. When they first arrived here, the eldest, Tau (who was 9 years old at the time) could walk, but not talk or feed himself…
During 2020, we bid farewell to four Fidesco volunteers from France – Sarah Potié, Adèle Rigoigne, Blandine Josse and Laure Pinel. We thank them for their service and dedication to our residents. Once restrictions were lifted earlier this year, we were able to welcome two new volunteers, Camille Jacob and Soline Geze, who currently serve..
Looking at the joyful picture of Vukahle, it’s inspiring to witness the effort and determination it takes for him to master simple movements like beating a drum or setting the music chimes tinkling. Vukahle has severe cerebral palsy, and battles to control his muscles and the movement of his arms and legs. Instead of being..
On 14 May 2021 a small group of staff, members of residents’ families, and representatives of the Board of Governors gathered at Elvira Rota Village for the official opening of Mary’s Mill, a new section for 26 older, more independent residents. The setup and layout are centred around their individual needs. The name “Mary” was..
The Cause process for the founders of LITTLE EDEN Society reached an important milestone on 10 April 2021, with the Opening Session of the Inquiry for the Cause for Sainthood of the Servants of God, Domitilla and Danny Hyams at Christ the King Cathedral in Johannesburg. Key features of the Opening Session were the presentation..