• Care and Development of Differently Abled People
    It's not our disabilities, but our abilities that count. - Chris Burke

Disability Care

Badisa supports the principles as published in the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This includes:

  • Respect for inherent human dignity and individual autonomy.
  • Non-discrimination.
  • Full and effective participation and inclusion in society.
  • Respect for differences and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity.
  • Equalisation of opportunities.
  • Accessibility.
  • Equality between men and women.
  • Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and their right to preserve their identities.

Badisa’s services to people with disabilities include:

  • Counselling and referrals by social workers
  • Home-based care
  • Day care
  • Skills development and economic empowerment
  • Residential care.

Badisa has the following residential facilities and/or day care programmes focusing on the care and development of persons with disability:

  • Alta du Toit Aftercare, Bellville
  • Eljada Aftercare, Oudsthoorn
  • Steinkopf Versorgingsdienste (Immanuel Centre for Persons with Disability)
  • Vrederus Annex (Persons with intellectual disability), Villiersdorp
  • Riviersonderend Care Centre: Day Care for adults with disabilities)

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. We also focus 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.

Badisa has Sponsorship Bodies that raise funds to support the learners of schools for children with disabilities:

  • Jan Kriel Institute (Jan Kriel School)
  • Alta du Toit Development (Alta du Toit School)
  • Innovation for the Blind (Pioneer School)

Innovation for the Blind, formerly known as 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 workshops and shops that provide jobs to approximately 200 people who are visually impaired.

Innovation for the Blind provides various educational programmes, as well as sport and other activities and is the sponsorship body for the Pioneer School for children with visual disabilities.