Three years ago, we introduced our Starter Literacy Programme with 15 residents at Elvira Rota Village. Today, 54 residents participate in the weekly programme, learning pre-numeracy and pre-literacy at their own level and pace, and the programme has been adapted and extended to DDHH with the focus on early childhood developmental milestones. The impact of..
This message from our Chairman, Rev Douglas (Doug) Boake, was published in our annual report. We think it’s worth a second look. The world’s Governments, businesses, families and individuals have huge issues to overcome and challenges ahead – financial, work, unemployment, hunger and health. At the same time, we all have to look deeper into..
Our 2019-2020 pecan nut harvest was one of the best yet, producing 8 533 kg of nuts. Unfortunately, our ancient nut cracking machine couldn’t handle the volumes and broke down after more than 25 years of service. We had to use an external supplier to crack and shell the nuts for us, leading to delays..
Adèle Rigoigne, a Fidesco volunteer from France, describes an unexpected challenge caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Working with Godfrey while wearing a mask is not easy at all. Godfrey is chatty and he enjoys repeating every word I say. However, recently he has not been able to do this because my English is not perfect..
Pictured above: Sarah Potié, one of the Fidesco volunteers at LITTLE EDEN, recently returned to France. We thank her and all our other volunteers for their service and commitment to our special ‘angels’. The late Founders of LITTLE EDEN, Domitilla and Danny Hyams, attributed the success of the organisation to the concept of “helping hands”..
Major renovations at Elvira Rota Village began on Tuesday 18 August 2020. These renovations, which have been made possible by a generous grant from an overseas foundation, will start with the construction of a new 26 bed section. LITTLE EDEN CEO, Xelda Rohrbeck, said, “Some of the buildings at the Homes were erected almost 50..
We are delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary of Mr Buthelezi’s generosity. Not only did he make a donation to LITTLE EDEN in honour of Mandela Day, he sent an email to his constituents letting everyone know why he chose to honor our organisation. This is what he wrote: Every year as we..