South Africa, Education

Elim Home – a home for children with disabilities

Number: 181.1502

The Elim Home is a facility run by the Moravian Church of South Africa (MCSA) for children and young people with mental and physical disabilities. It is one of the very few support centres in South Africa providing full day care for children with severe disabilities. The Elim Home guarantees holistic care for the children and young people. The project is operated by the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) organisation and is co-financed by Mission 21.

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  • 24-hour care for children and young people with severe mental disabilities

  • Ergotherapy, physiotherapy and art therapy administered by qualified therapists

  • Day care with therapeutic services in two branches in Gaansbaai and Bredasdorp 

  • Home visits by trained therapists

  • Educational and awareness-raising work in surrounding communes focusing on disabled persons' rights

  • Operation of a tomato plantation and an olive grove to increase the facility's self-funding, and to integrate disabled individuals into agriculture