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The Helen Keller Society exists to continue the God-inspired mission embarked upon by Helen Keller when she visited South Africa in 1951. The Society is a Christian organisation, providing assistance to all visually impaired persons of all ages. It also runs a retirement centre for both visually impaired and sighted persons.

In pursuit of this mission, the Society is committed to:

  • Applying our extensive experience gained over 60 years in providing information, advice and assistive devices to visually impaired persons living in the community and in our retirement centre, enabling them to cope better with their condition, and to live life to the full. This low vision service is facilitated by our occupational therapists.
  • Providing high quality care and accommodation for our residents with a view to maintaining and enhancing the quality of their lives.
  • Encouraging an active lifestyle through exercise classes, occupational therapy and entertainment.
  • Organising church services and encouraging residents to seek and experience the peace of God in their lives.
  • Continuing specialised training for our staff to enable them to achieve their maximum potential, and to provide excellent services to our residents.
  • Creating an awareness of the Society’s mission, and to solicit support and goodwill.

In all our activities, we are inspired by the words of Helen Keller who said:

“No life is deeply lived, unless it is dedicated to others” and

“I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work and my God”