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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. We strive to follow her example and provide Christian care to the blind and the visually impaired persons in the community, and those residing in our retirement centre. Our main focus is on the blind, visually impaired and aged persons. We also wish to assist, where possible, those persons who are hard of hearing.

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

  • Applying our extensive experience gained over half a century in providing information, advice and assistive devices to those living in the community with a view to enabling them to cope better with their disability and to live life to the full. 
  • Provide high quality care and accommodation for our residents both blind and sighted, with a view to maintaining and enhancing their quality of life. We give preference to the admission of visually impaired persons, although we also admit sighted persons into our retirement centre.
  • Continue giving specialised training and development of our staff for the benefit of the people we serve, and to enable our staff to reach their full potential.
  • Create 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 that:

“No life is deeply lived unless it is dedicated to others” and “I thank God for my handicap for through it I have found myself, my work and my God”.