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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.

Waitrose Foundation At Work

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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