Addressing the audience at LITTLE EDEN’s Elvira Rota Village, during the launch of Mental Health Awareness month on 1 October, the Gauteng MEC of Health, Honourable Dr Gwen Ramokgopa said, “LITTLE EDEN is the epitome of world class care of people with profound intellectual disability.” The minister toured the facility and met residents, before being..
19 January 1967 “The work is hard, arduous but the reward that God one day will give us will be great according to the work achieved.” ‘Diary’ by Maria (‘Domitilla’) Rota (Unpublished): 19 January 1967. As you may be aware, South African and international supporters of LITTLE EDEN visited Italy on 14, 15 and..
A visit to Durban was the best treat ever for these lucky residents. It’s almost impossible to describe the sea to anyone who’s never seen it – and even more so when you’re trying to explain it to children and adults with profound intellectual disability. So you can imagine the wonder and excitement we saw..
You might think that a child with profound intellectual disability doesn’t understand much, and isn’t capable of deep feelings. But you’d be wrong – often our children amaze us with their ability to empathise with one another and their need to offer comfort when they sense someone is feeling blue. Busi and Mokgadi are best..
We are continually humbled by, and so very grateful for, the amazing support we receive from so many wonderful people. If you’re reading this, the chances are that you are one of them! So please give yourself a big pat on the back and know that we appreciate your kindness to our ‘angels’ more than..
Thanks to a literacy programme developed by Italian volunteers, Elena and Valentina, 30 Elvira Rota Village residents are learning basic numeracy and literacy. Each goes at his or her own pace, diligently completing homework in their own time – and the value of this programme was seen recently when Daniella, who was on holiday at..
In celebration of Arbor Week, which runs from 1 – 7 September in South Africa, we planted 1 500 indigenous trees at our Elvira Village in Bapsfontein. In years to come, the new trees will provide welcome shade and homes for birds and insects. Residents and staff got involved, enjoying the warmer weather as they..
On Friday, 31 August, LITTLE EDEN residents, parents, donors, staff and individuals representing the Board of Governors, gathered at the Domitilla and Danny Hyams Home in Edenvale to acknowledge Lucy Slaviero on her last day as CEO. Wearing a crown, Lucy was presented with gifts, a sparkly giant cupcake and a framed pictorial tribute to..
A big ‘thank you’ to all individuals, companies, schools and other groups who visited our Homes on Mandela Day. You made it a huge success in this, the centenary year of Madiba’s birth. Many visitors came laden with clothing and other goodies for our children, others came to simply shower our precious ‘angels’ with LOVE!..