In 1996 Nelson Mandela chose to celebrate his seventy eighth birthday in the company of 2 000 children with disabilities. Which other world leader would share such an occasion with those affected by mental and physical challenges? And what better way to honour and keep alive Madiba’s legacy than by choosing to support the 300..
Caregivers are often regarded with awe. Warm, compassionate and patient, they offer valuable support to people needing assistance and their family. Because the role is both physically taxing and psychologically demanding, self-care for caregivers is essential in order to avoid compassion fatigue and burnout. October is Mental Health Awareness month in South Africa. With that..
As the parent of a child affected by severe intellectual disability, you will at some point think about placing him or her in a residential home such as LITTLE EDEN. It’s never an easy decision. You may feel that no one else will love and care for your child the way you do. Or you..
Caring for someone with physical disabilities? You’ll know that they need extra care in winter to keep them warm and comfortable. Poor circulation makes it difficult for those with limited movement, spasticity or cerebral palsy to keep cosy when the temperature drops. Hands and feet are particularly susceptible to the cold. Lower temperatures also cause..
1. LITTLE EDEN started in May 1967 as a day care centre in the Edenvale Methodist Church Hall, caring for three little girls. 2. The first financial donation received was R10. 3. The organisation moved 15 times in nine years before settling at the current Edenvale Home. 4. We now have two 24-hour care centres..
CHRISTMAS through the eyes of LITTLE EDEN Angels You have seen them in our current mail appeal – the story of our twins, Shadreck and Mishack finding a home at LITTLE EDEN (https://littleeden.org.za/) Their story teaches us that all we need for Christmas is time to spend with the people we love! And if the..
A clear chest to several LITTLE EDEN residents like Matete or Mbali is a reality their carers have to face on a daily basis. Chest care is only one of the many medical challenges LITTLE EDEN’s staff has to consider in caring for our residents with profound intellectual disability, we lovingly call Angels. ..
LITTLE EDEN JOINS THE COUNTRY IN COMMEMORATING NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK (#CPW) LITTLE EDEN Society is one of the institutions in South Africa who provide 24 hours care to the most vulnerable members of our country. Currently, the youngest resident at the Society is 2 years old and the oldest is 69 years old. The..
What it means to #bemybest Working with people with profound intellectual disability highlights that each of us has our own pace of learning. The LITTLE EDEN Angels, as we call our residents, are people who continue striving to reach their full potential notwithstanding their physical and intellectual disabilities. LITTLE EDEN staff and volunteers do all..
We, as a community, have a responsibility to care for the most vulnerable members of our Society, whom LITTLE EDEN lovingly calls Angels. Giving something towards the care of one of these beautiful souls is not only a necessity for the one you are supporting, but it also brings hidden blessings to the giver. The..