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Education & Skills Development

THE FOUR 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 & Well-being

THE FOUR 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.

Economic Empowerment

THE FOUR 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.

Environment

THE FOUR 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.

Waitrose Foundation At Work

The Power of Partnerships
August 2020

We've been so encouraged by the feedback from our bursary recipients over the past few months...

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Education and COVID19
July 2020

During the month of June there has been a gradual reopening of schools across South Africa...

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The importance of Health and Well-being of farm workers
June 2020

Farm manager, Easton Marsch, from Lushof Fruits in Saron in the Western Cape provided us...

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The value of Partnership and focus on Education
May 2020

We've recently received wonderful news from one of the recipients of our bursary...

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Generous donations to the community during COVID-19 Lockdown
April 2020

Waitrose Foundation growers as well as exporters have been very active in the community...

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Dedicated to fighting the Coronavirus together
March 2020

South Africa joined the rising number of countries across the globe in going into lockdown on Thursday 26 March...

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Interview with Valencia Lewies from Monteith Farm in Grabouw
February 2020

We visited Monteith in mid-February on a cold, rainy afternoon to have a chat with Valencia Lewies...

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The Value of Worker Committees on Farms
Januarie 2020

Worker Committees can be described as the 'engine rooms' of project planning and execution on Foundation partner farms...

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Bursary Student Report: Siyabonga Mathebula
May 2017

Meet one of our Bursary students, Siyabonga Mathebula, who’s currently doing his 2nd year Master’s Degree at North West University Mafikeng Campus.

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Sport and Cultural Activities create healthy alternatives for Youth
December, 2019

Many young people in South Africa do not have easy and regular access to activities that offer opportunities...

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Aftercare Facilitators offer invaluable academic assistance to kids at aftercare centres
November, 2019

After-school Educational Support significantly improves the academic and personal development of farm workers' children...

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Foundation partners prioritise their workers’ Holistic Wellness
November, 2019

The Foundation’s regional managers often visit partner farms all across South Africa and are inspired when seeing the practical value impact on farms workers of Foundation funded projects...

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The importance of aftercare facilities on farms
October, 2019

Jordaan Farm in De Doorns recently openend their new Yamakaya Partial Care Facility (Early Childhood Development as well as Aftercare Centre).

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Sports participation positively impact the whole community
October, 2019

Foundation grower partner, Nel Brothers farms, host an annual soccer and netball tournament for their farm workers on their Rooipad farm.

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Creative Arts Projects create opportunities for farmworker children
September, 2019

Music Development Programmes on farms create opportunities for children and youth to discover, develop and express their talents through the Arts.

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Youth Advance with the Support of the Waitrose Foundation
September, 2019

Kopano Nyokana walked from farm to farm during the month of January 2014 and eventually found work at Buffelskraal in De Doorns, Western Cape...

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The value of Peer Learning and Strong Local Networks in Social Development
August, 2019

The Waitrose Foundation remains acutely aware that it serves communities who are in remote rural locations and therefore often marginalised...

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Waitrose (UK) visit affirms and inspires workers on partner farms
July, 2019

The recent visit of Rupert Thomas (Commercial Director of Waitrose & Partners), Andrew Allchurch (Head of Trading: Fresh Produce)...

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Women intentionally identify and nurture potential on farms
June, 2019

Women in key positions on Remhoogte Farm in Grabouw in the Western Cape, consistently display their natural unselfish and caring characteristics, especially towards children and the youth on the farm.

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Aftercare Centres add value to Personal and Cultural Development
June, 2019

Aftercare facilitators at Kromhout Aftercare Centre (Karsten Farms, Kakamas), Judy Brandt and Joanica Marais, support 31 children with their homework and strive to improve their academic performance.

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Sanddrift Afterschool Centre
May, 2019

The Waitrose Foundation’s Field Manager, Hilda Links and Educational Facilitator, Eleanor Louw, recently visited Sanddrift farm in De Doorns region of the Western Cape.

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The necessity of ‘Adaptability’ in Social Development Processes
May, 2019

Cederberg Wines is located near Clanwilliam in the beautiful Cederberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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The Benefits of having Access
April, 2019

A key component of the Waitrose & Partners Foundation’s vision of establishing sustainable and dynamic supply chains, are linked to the need on partner farms of having access to opportunities, infrastructure and financial and other resources.

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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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CAMI is still connecting communities
November 2018

The investment of the Waitrose Foundation in a computer software programme namely CAMI (Computer Aided Mathematics Instruction) is still yielding good fruit in the

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Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
August 2018

The month of August also know as Women’s Month in South Africa, created an acute awareness for some of the core functions of women.

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Waitrose Media Visit to Limpopo
July 2018

The Waitrose Foundation (SA) recently facilitated a visit of a film crew sent by Waitrose from the UK to take pictures and video footage for marketing purposes.

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It takes a ‘Valley’ to raise a Child
July 2018

Boomerang farm launched a social development initiative that impacts 60-70 children in Valley Road, Grabouw, Western Cape.

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Joint Ventures Expand Opportunities on Farms
February 2018

The Waitrose Foundation demonstrates its belief in the value/potential of partnerships by working closely with its member farms to design and implement social development projects..

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Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change.
February 2018

Monteith Farm, like all members of the Waitrose Foundation, has the business and technical capacity to adapt to necessary changes in business markets as well as the natural environment.

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Working together to expand future possibilities for children
February 2018

The implementation of the Waitrose Foundation Education Strategy which started in 2012 opened the world of knowledge and information for children at 90 Aftercare Centres across South Africa.

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Katco Let’s Go Let’s Grow Workshop
January 2018

The project coordinator of Katco, Heleen le Roux, built on one of the key elements highlighted at the recent Waitrose Foundation Annual General Meeting and Conference...

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Bursary Student Report: Siyabonga Mathebula
May 2017

Meet one of our Bursary students, Siyabonga Mathebula, who’s currently doing his 2nd year Master’s Degree at North West University Mafikeng Campus.

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