MEC of Gauteng Health Department launches Mental Health Awareness month at Elvira Rota Village

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..

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Seaside Holiday

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..

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Best friends

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..

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I can write my name!

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..

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