Celebrating our resilience this Women’s Month


Given the challenges of the past 18 months – including the recent violent looting and burning in parts of Gauteng and KZN – South Africans have proved to be incredibly resilient. That’s why we chose ‘resilience’ as the theme for our 2020/21 Annual Report.

We’ve risen to every challenge and emerged stronger after every setback. Mostly because we’ve acted as a team … supporting and encouraging one another. And it’s especially true of our wonderful carers, who have been uplifted by the generosity of supporters like you.


Make no mistake, caring for children and adults with profound intellectual disability is a demanding job. You need to be strong – physically and emotionally. But, at the same time, you must be gentle, compassionate and nurturing. Above all, you need to be resilient when things get tough. For inspiration, we only need to look to our late Founder, Servant of God, Domitilla Hyams.


Today 90% of our workforce are women – and they continue to be at the warm heart of our work. National Women’s Day is the ideal opportunity to pay tribute to their compassion and dedication.

And the best way to do this is to ensure they have everything they need to continue providing our special angels with exemplary care. That’s why we ask you to consider making a donation now, towards the residents’ needs.

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Our wonderful carers provide all the love and nursing care our special angels need. But your gift of R250, R500 or any amount you can spare provides all the other necessities … food and clothing, wheelchairs and walking frames, heating, therapy and medication, toiletries, cleaning products and PPE (gloves, masks and sanitiser) – as well as items on our current Wish List.


Together, we ensure that children and adults with profound intellectual disability find joy in life, despite their limitations. Thank you for partnering with our carers to make this possible.

Like delicate plants taking root in inhospitable ground, our carers have the resilience to thrive and blossom, despite the challenges. Please support them with the practical necessities to continue providing exemplary care for children and adults with intellectual disability.

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