Rand Aid employees who earned Eden Associate status after attending a three-day intensive workshop last year were recently awarded specially designed pendants imprinted with the Eden Alternative logo.
Due to various circumstances, the receipt of the pendants from Cape Town was delayed, but the new Associates finally received their Eden pendants from Matron Avril Maltman on October 14 and October 16, at two special teas given in their honour. She congratulated the new Associates and reminded them to put the Eden philosophy and principles into practice every day.
The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that seeks to change the culture of today’s old age homes, long-term care facilities and other residential care settings from sterile medical institutions to human habitats – environments where residents want to live and carers enjoy working. Rand Aid is an Eden Alternative pioneer in Africa.
Left to right: Martha Mabuyela, Florah Tshonisa, Tinyiko Nkwinika, Juliet Malatji, Debbie Beech, Selina Shiviri, Thili Sibiya, Brenda Ratema and Ulricka Beukman after receiving their Eden Associate pendants.
Eden Associates Noma Malevu, Alice Molepo, Catherine Mphahlele, Lehlo Manaka, Grace Tshikalange and Merium Netshifhefhe. Other new Eden Associates missing from the photos are: Johannes Mojela, Knowledge Mabunda, Sue Prior, Shaka Mahlangu, Rosemary Khoza, Forget Khoza and Lucy Kgafela.