“Thank you for having an initiative such as this, allowing me to have the experience I just had. I was surprised at the ache in my body after spending the day in the wheelchair. This made me realise the discomfort that comes with having to spend one’s life in one. I was also very alive..
Chairman of LITTLE EDEN, Doug Boake, not only participated himself in our Wheelchair challenge – he also encouraged six other members of staff at Boake Incorporated to join in. Afterwards he wrote: “When we built our offices in Bedfordview 12 years ago, we thought we had complied with all the laid-down regulations concerning handicap persons..
Our CEO was one of the first to support the 2019 LITTLE EDEN Wheelchair Campaign. These are her thoughts about the experience: Spending a day in a wheelchair … at first it came across as an intriguing experience, something I have not given much thought to, prior to our LITTLE EDEN campaign. However once this..
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan It’s hard to imagine CEOs and top-level influencers as vulnerable or helpless. They are powerful players in the South African economy; they rule their organisations and guide them towards success. But what if they were..
Towards the end of last year we shared Yanga’s story with you, because it illustrates so clearly how even the most challenging case can benefit from patient, continuous encouragement. Yanga is visually disabled and severely affected by Downs Syndrome, but over the years we’ve encouraged him to discover colours, textures and sounds … and best..
Twenty-eight years ago, a little girl with intellectual disability was admitted to our Home – and has lived there happily ever since. Today, Candy is a grown woman, although her mind remains child-like. Her pride and joy is her Frozen duvet cover, which she got for her birthday last year, and her collection of pin-up..
Softly spoken and unassuming, Sr Merin isn’t everyone’s idea of a super hero. But if you think how much courage it takes to leave your home, your loved ones and everything that’s familiar to you … and travel over 7 000km to live and work in a strange country where they don’t speak your language..
To commemorate Arbor Week last September, residents and staff of Elvira Rota Village planted no fewer than 1 500 indigenous trees, which will form a beautiful, natural forest in years to come. Black Karee, White Karee, Riverbush Willows and Olive trees were among the saplings planted. The new forest area is an extension of the..
It didn’t take long for this little cutie to creep into our hearts! Five-year-old Bright is one of the more recent additions to Yellow Wing, and already had Sr Martiza wound round his little finger. When he first came to LITTLE EDEN, he would only eat if Sr Martiza fed him, but he is now..
We’re here to care for the most vulnerable souls – children and adults with profound intellectual disability. Many are unable to walk or talk, feed or dress themselves, or use the bathroom. They require 24-hour care … and they will require it for the rest of their lives. To ensure we are able to provide..