Camphill Village was established in 1964 to provide a unique inclusive approach to life for intellectually challenged adults, offering them purpose and dignity. Camphill Village provides a safe environment in which to live and work for 90 intellectually challenged adults, so that they can experience a meaningful and fulfilling life. It is set on a farm, 40km north of Cape Town, South Africa.
Residents live in a life-sharing environment with home leaders (and their children) and young volunteers. They work in the homes, enterprises (Bakery, Dairy, Herbal Workshop), on the farm or in the vegetable gardens, producing quality produce. Each resident is respected as an individual with individual needs. A range of therapies and education is offered to further the development and skills of each person. Camphill endeavours to create a culturally rich and wholesome life for all of its people.
We have embarked on a drive to find a sponsor for each resident who has no family or financial means. Without Camphill Village they would be on the streets where people with special needs are often victims of abuse and manipulation and at risk even within their own families and/or communities.
Living at Camphill Village West Coast gives people with intellectual disability the chance to live a full, creative and fulfilled life, to develop their abilities and contribute to their community. The life that we take for granted, is for many a gift. However we can only do this when financial support is found for the individuals. And without financial assistance we cannot continue providing this place of safety.
We'd love to give more of our residents a gift of a secure future. There are many ways in which we are accept support, from small amounts from individuals to large donations in kind from companies. If you can help, or know of individuals or companies we can approach, please contact us.
Donations are tax deductable in South Africa, Germany and UK.