Little Eden Scoops Windfall Prize at Disability Awards Event
Little Eden Society won R900 000 as it took second place with its shower-bath at the SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability Empowerment Awards.
The combination of a bath and shower enables caregivers to comfortably and easily wash people, particularly the elderly, with profound intellectual disabilities and limited mobility.
It is suitable for use in care facilities, hospitals and homes, comes with minimal maintenance costs, and makes bathtime safe and hygienic, offering dignity for the person being bathed while promoting the physical wellbeing of caregivers.
Little Eden said it was grateful to the South African Breweries Foundation for the acknowledgement and the grant for the rollout of the shower-bath across South Africa.
Two teams took first place at the awards: Moleseng Mohlolo from Mpumalanga who created specialised seating for disabled children and Dr Daemon McClunan from the Western Cape who designed an Optishunt which could prevent blindness in glaucoma patients.
For more information on Little Eden Society or the Little Eden shower-bath, contact communications officer Nichollette Muthige on 011 609-7246 or at firstname.lastname@example.org