The REEA Foundation was established in 1935 and is a non-profit organisation caring for adults living with epilepsy and mild mental disorders who cannot be accommodated in a normal family environment.
The foundation and its hostel residents are supported through various initiatives and through the tenants that operate on REEA’s property in Craighall Park. This social enterprise has thrived in recent years through a forward-thinking board that has purposefully sought out tenants that contribute both financially and anthropologically to the REEA.
It is for this very reason that various initiatives have been embarked upon, leveraging off its assets such as its property and developed infrastructure, all of which fit within five main pillars, which are:
- HIV Orphans
- Micro Development Enterprises
- Urban Eco Agriculture
The five pillars above encompass the fundamentals that are the REEA Foundation. The Foundation is an independent body, not affiliated to any religious or secular organisation, and which adapts swiftly to changing needs.
In particular, certain projects that have proven to be highly successful. This includes equine therapy, using horse riding lessons to aid individuals whose mobility is impaired; and the Eco Agriculture Food Security Programme is aimed at empowering previously disadvantaged individuals with the skills they need to grow their own food.
Aiming to become a leading example of a self-sustainable residential facility in South Africa, the REEA Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life of the disabled persons entrusted to our care by fostering a culture of excellence, commitment and professionalism within our organisation. We provide continuous spiritual, moral, medical and residential support, as well as protective employment and advancement opportunities for those who are able.