Wonderful news! We are delighted to inform you that, following the country’s move to Lockdown Level 1, visits from residents’ families are now permitted from Monday 21 September, in line with the regulations. Please take note of these regulations to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for our residents: Visits must be booked. Family..
Looking for something fun to do with family and friends on Heritage Day? Get a team together (maximum ten people) and walk or run to raise funds for children with intellectual disability in the Unity Ultra team virtual marathon. All ages and levels of fitness welcome! No venue required – run or walk wherever you..
We’ve all experienced how the strict regulations of lockdown hamper meaningful, personal interactions. Here at LITTLE EDEN, the therapy team has had to turn to the internet to find ways of bridging these gaps. They’ve sent parents photos and videos of their loved ones and their progress in the Home. Residents have also been encouraged..
Boitumelo (which means “joy” or “happiness” in Tswana) arrived at LITTLE EDEN in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and had to complete a compulsory two weeks of isolation for her safety and that of the other residents. But this did not dampen her bubbly personality. From the moment she arrived, she greeted everyone with..
Bright came to LITTLE EDEN two years ago in September 2018. Although he tried desperately to communicate verbally, he just didn’t have the strength in his facial muscles. Today, through lots of word repetition, watching the therapist’s mouth movements (prior to the wearing of masks) and music therapy (where he is learning to sing) Bright..
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”..