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Community Development

THE FIVE FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Health Care

THE FIVE FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Environmental Sustainability

THE FIVE FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Education & Training

THE FIVE FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

News

Beyond the Obvious
January, 2019

We often overlook the not-so-obvious impact of the Waitrose Foundation on the social upliftment in agri-worker communities on partner farms. While the physical infrastructure, equipment, training programmes and other tangible projects are always noticed and appreciated...

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Effective partnerships expand programme potential
January, 2019

The collaboration between the committee of Lourens Ferreira and Waitrose Foundation staff enhanced the capacity of the farm to resolve internal challenges, design improvement plans for their current projects and identify suitable, local service providers ...

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Aganang is ‘pushing boundaries’
January, 2019

The Aganang Oranjedal Project still actively works towards accomplishing its vision of empowered women, empowering local communities whilst also generating additional income for its members.

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Accolades for change on Rapiprop farms
January, 2019

A significant change in the confidence and pride amongst 39 workers from 8 farms became obvious during...

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New & exciting activities contribute to Community Wellbeing
November, 2018

The impact of the Waitrose Foundation’s annual conference theme, namely ‘Community Wellbeing – Beyond Physical Health’ is still evident on member farms.

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‘The Arts’ can contribute to staff wellbeing
November, 2018

Monteith Farm in Grabouw, Western Cape explored ‘new territory’ (for them), when they involved drama therapists in a team building exercise for all their permanent staff members. The Waitrose Foundation conference exposed the farm’s project coordinator and representatives to this practice which confirmed their plans to introduce it to the farm.

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The dawn of a new era amongst Morester Youth
November, 2018

The worker committee of Morester Farm in Piketberg, Western Cape has always been aware of the potential that is un- or under-developed amongst their...

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Investment in agri-worker development gives a good return…
September, 2018

The efforts of creating access to opportunities are often tentative because there is no guarantee that the intended beneficiaries will use or make a success of the opportunity granted.

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The Waitrose Foundation Conference - 2018
September, 2018

This annual event is a highlight on the Foundation’s calendar and still proves to be an effective contribution to building the capacity of worker representatives through motivation, knowledge and skills transfer as well as building relevant networks.

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Empowering women increases the overall capacity of a community
August 31, 2018

Male agri-workers and managers agreed that their female workers add great value to the workplace and their community

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Waitrose Foundation Bursary Recipients still making great strides in life
July 25, 2018

Siyabonga Mathebula is currently at CSIR (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in Stellenbosch..

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Launch of new Aftercare Centre
June 15, 2018

Over the last few years, the drumbeat for quality education for agri-worker’s children, sounds clarion clear at The Waitrose Foundation and within its partnerships with member farms.

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Music Development Project Expands Worldview
June 15, 2018

The Waitrose Foundation’s support of the Music Development Programme at Dennegeur Farm in Grabouw, Western Cape, is still yielding good fruit among youth.

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Westfalia Crèche - Adding value to children’s lives
June 15, 2018

Over the last few years, the drumbeat for quality education for agri-worker’s children, sounds clarion clear at The Waitrose Foundation and within its partnerships with member farms.

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Waitrose Foundation to Go Global
February 16, 2018

Waitrose currently supports successful Foundations in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. But this is about to change.

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