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Henri Warnich Foundation - Huis Henri

Henri Warnich Foundation - Huis Henri

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A group of parents whose adult children have Prader-Willi Syndrome (see our facebook page, have banded together to raise funds for a Group Home for their Adult children. 

No such facility exists in South Africa and, due to the nature of their Syndrome, people with PWS cannot be housed in other Group Homes, due to their uncontrolled urge to eat all the time.  Therefore, all foodstuffs must be kept under lock and key at all times.  Adults with PWS cannot live alone for this very same reason, which puts a big strain on families with other children, as well as the constant worry of what will happen to the PWS Adult once their parents are no longer here.  They cannot be employed in the general work place as they have a low IQ plus the added danger of being able to get hold of food and/or money to buy food.

Sadly, it is not only the constant craving for food that is a concern - people with PWS have a very low muscle tone (hypotomia), a high pain threshold, do not get fevers or vomit, have a low rate of metabolism and are prone to scoliosis, diabetes and epilepsy.

Our Vision is to establish a Group Home for Prader-Willi Adults under the Henri Warnich Foundation, where our PWS Adults can live together in a safe environment where their special needs are taken care of by specially trained people.  We also envision starting up a Workshop so that they can be productive and occupied.  A suitable house has already been identified in Beaufort West but we desperately need funding to get this project off the ground.



  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "." - John Dunkley

  • Jan 16, 2019 - R 750.00
  • "Herewith Donation, Money already deposited" - Geoff & Judy Drake

  • Jan 11, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "To friends." - Tom

  • Jan 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "To friends." - Tom

  • Nov 22, 2018 - USD $ 22.66
  • "Go Huis Henri!" - Hazel Robertson

  • Aug 14, 2018 - R 250.00
  • "Best of luck guys...thanks for being PWS pioneers" - karin clarke

  • Aug 13, 2018 - R 600.00
  • "To friends." - Tom

  • Aug 10, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "We know that everything is achieved one step followed by one step......we look forward to celebrating with you when you reach your target! Good luck Inspirational Margie Deegan. " - Jennifer and Martyn Johnson

  • Aug 10, 2018 - USD $ 76.76
  • "Wishing you success in this endeavour! A much needed home that will provide a safe environment for everyone!" - Mark Mitchell

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Donations to date

R 5 267.49

Fundraising target

R 1 500 000.00

Henri Warnich Foundation

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Our aim is to create a safe, stable and productive Group Home for adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome - a complex genetic condition that results in an obsession with food (hyperphagia) and other issues such as weak muscle tone and poor coordination, learning difficulties, emotional instability and behavioural issues.