Our residents rarely get an opportunity to ‘sleep out’. So you can imagine the excitement when a small group went to Dullstroom for a few days recently. Being in a completely new and different environment … enjoying the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities like walking, braaiing and fishing, is something they’ll remember for the rest..
With support from the Department of Basic Education, one of our special angels Mandy*, was identified as a child who would benefit from attending a special school. It’s taken three years to finalise the process – but on 10 August, Mandy set off proudly for her first day of school. Waiting for the school bus..
There’s nothing like the arrival of spring to encourage everyone to get out into the fresh air and sunshine … and start planting. At Elvira Rota Village, we celebrated spring day by planting a new flower garden. Active and mobile residents put in the hard work of digging and planting under supervision, while their less..
On the last day of July, long-time resident, Brigitte, slipped away to be with the other angels in heaven. It was a sad day for everyone at LITTLE EDEN. After 51 years with us, Brigitte was so much a part of our family. Her passing leaves a huge gap. She was one of the first..
Over the past few months we’ve become used to living on a building site, as walls came down, and new ones went up in front of our eyes. Some wings have been completed and our angels are already enjoying their bright new accommodation. We look forward to the completion of the new medical centre, which..
Every year, during Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, the South African Federation for Mental Health helps raise awareness around the rights and needs of persons with intellectual disability. Among the most marginalised people in society, they face discrimination and exclusion in almost all spheres of life, including education, employment and community involvement. This year, SAFMH worked..
Twenty years have passed since we last grew vegetables at Domitilla and Danny Hyams Home, due to space constraints. But now, thanks to the building renovations, we have the perfect spot for a new veggie patch. We chose spinach for our first crop in June, as this is packed with vitamins and has become expensive..
After almost two years helping with the care and stimulation activities at Domitilla and Danny Hyams Home, Fidesco volunteers, Camille (left) and Soline (right), returned to France recently. They will be missed by all of us at LITTLE EDEN. Thank you to them and to Camille Coupey (2nd from right). Since 2013, we’ve welcomed no..
Getting 30 children and their wheel- chairs safely to their new home at Elvira Rota Village took all the planning and precision of a military operation, but we got there.It’s all part of our ongoing strategy to provide more space and a higher level of care for the children at Domitilla and Danny Hyams Home…
In her virtual presentation at the 15th Session of the COSP Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York in June, LITTLE EDEN CEO, Xelda Rohrbeck, spoke about the impact of the global pandemic on those we serve. “Although the pandemic had an impact on..