Pictured above from left to right: Mrs Lucy Slaviero, former CEO of LITTLE EDEN, Ms Peggy-Sue Khumalo, CEO of Standard Bank who presented the lecture, LITTLE EDEN resident, Daniella and CEO, Mrs Xelda Rohrbeck.
Addressing the audience at the 3rd annual Danny & Domitilla Hyams Memorial Lecture at the Holy Rosary School on Monday 30 September, the Chief Executive of Standard Bank, Ms Peggy-Sue Khumalo, chose the theme of Pay it forward.
She shared anecdotes of how the late former South African president, Mr Nelson Mandela, had an impact on who and where she is today through his contribution to her education. Ms Khumalo applauded the founders of LITTLE EDEN for paying it forward by investing in the creation of a safe haven for those most vulnerable members of society, people with profound intellectual disability. She called on influential South Africans to use the Memorial Lecture as a platform to discuss some of the many social ills currently facing our country and what we can do about them.
Among the special guests was His Grace Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI, who delivered the 2nd Annual Danny & Domitilla Hyams Memorial Lecture in Italy last year. Several residents of LITTLE EDEN also attended the event.
Mrs Xelda Rohrbeck, CEO of LITTLE EDEN Society, used the opportunity to thank Ms Peggy-Sue Khumalo for her long-standing friendship with the organisation, and for her belief in the value of people with profound intellectual disability.
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