Care and Development of Differently Abled People

There are three Badisa residential facilities focussing on the development of intellectually disabled adults:

  • Alta du Toit After Care
  • Eljada; and
  • Immanuel Centres.

These services are provided in an environment of care and compassion according to the potential of each individual. The daily programme is focused on skills development, socialisation, as well as cultural, physical and cognitive development.

Badisa focuses on the integration of people with disabilities within a family and into the community. The facilities provide residence as well as daycare programmes. Professional social services are provided to support and guide the individuals and families.

The two Sponsorship Bodies at Jan Kriel Institute and Alta du Toit Development form part of Badisa to support the learners of these schools financially.

Kaleidoscope, formerly known as the The Institute for the Blind, renders a comprehensive service to persons with visual disabilities. They have three homes for adults and one for the elderly who are visually impaired. They also have industries, which consist of six workshops and two shops that provide jobs to approximately 200 people who are visually impaired.

The institute provides various educational programmes, as well as sports and other activities and is the Sponsorship Body for the Pioneer School for children with visual disabilities.