For a few precious hours we were able to push Covid-19 to the back of our minds; Santa had special visiting rights at both our Homes just in time for Christmas – and he didn’t come empty handed! You can imagine the squeals of excitement, the joy and laughter that greeted Father Christmas when he..
Music therapy is not only a source of joy to children and adults with profound intellectual disability, it also helps their vocal ability and breathing. Before working with our Music Therapist, Sindi was only able to make limited, short sounds. Singing has helped improve her vocabulary and exercise her chest muscles and lungs to improve..
Construction of the new 26 bed wing at Elvira Rota Village is on track, with completion scheduled for April/May. The modern, new building includes thermal insulation to keep residents cosy during the cold Bapsfontein winters, soft vinyl flooring in the spacious dayroom, and high efficiency LED lighting. Showerßaths – LITTLE EDEN’s own innovative invention, will..
As a registered PBO and NPO, LITTLE EDEN issues Section 18A tax certificates for donations with certain limitations. Apart from helping children and adults with profound intellectual disability, if you are a South African tax payer, your donation could reduce your individual or company tax liability … and earn you BBBEE points too. But you..
Elize was one of the first children admitted to LITTLE EDEN when we opened our doors in 1967. She spent many happy days as part of a small group of little ones under the care of the young Domitilla Hyams. After much soul searching, Elize’s mother subsequently decided that she wanted to keep her daughter..
Wind back the clock and get right back into the Christmas spirit by watching our unique and touching Nativity concerts online. The Nativity Story: Angels in the Orchard takes you through the nut orchards and other beautiful places at Elvira Rota Village. Francesco the donkey even has a starring role! The Domitilla & Danny Hyams..
Show must go on! It’s not clear at this stage what effect the continuing Covid-19 crisis may have on our plans. But, all being well, we hope to see our annual events back on track, even if only virtually. March: Wheelchair Campaign Our 4th annual LITTLE EDEN CEO Wheelchair Campaign™ takes place during Intellectual Disability..
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..