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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

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. The team captured Waitrose Foundation projects as well as some footage on the harvesting and packing processes at Westfalia (Avocados, Tzaneen - where they also celebrated Mandela Day with the children), Group 91 (Citrus, Letsitele) and Komati Estate (also Citrus, Letsitele). They were accompanied by Nyika Brain, Manager of Waitrose Foundation (Global) who visited Limpopo for the first time since she joined the Foundation. On all these farms the visitors were received with typical South African warm hospitality. The hosting farms went out of their way to show-case their projects and the amazing people who participate in these projects. At Westfalia a group of Traditional Dancers welcomed the film crew at the Resource Centre and another group welcomed them the evening at the pack house. The projects showcased on the farms that were visited included the CAMI (Computer Aided Maths Instruction) Programme, the Wellness Centre, and the Crèche at Westfalia, ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) and Leadership for Hope Programmes at Group 91 as well as artistic products produced by the Komati Estate skills development projects. The latter included freshly baked muffins from the cooking and baking project, amazing hand-made braais, cookers and hot water geysers from the welding project and beautiful furniture from the woodwork project. Many other projects supported by Waitrose over the years were displayed in an inspirational/exciting exhibition.

We thank everybody who worked so hard to receive our visitors on their respective farms. This type of cooperation contributes to more effective marketing of our produce in the UK and we will surely see the results in due course.

CAMI – one of our most significant success stories
CAMI – one of our most significant success stories
Westfalia Traditional Dancers
Westfalia Traditional Dancers
Celebrating Mandela Day with cupcakes and Oros – 18 July 2018
Celebrating Mandela Day with cupcakes and Oros – 18 July 2018
Dancing in the avocado pack house!
Dancing in the avocado pack house!
Crèche at Westfalia – happy children, happy parents…
Crèche at Westfalia – happy children, happy parents…
A gift from the children of Richmond Kopana (Komati) to a local Children’s Home
A gift from the children of Richmond Kopana (Komati) to a local Children’s Home
A Chess set made from nuts and bolts, by children of Komati Estate
A Chess set made from nuts and bolts, by children of Komati Estate
Fresh from the garden of a Workers project
Fresh from the garden of a Workers project
Komati projects realised R 32 000 from sales of various products from their projects such as jams, dried fruit and fresh produce from their garden
Komati projects realised R 32 000 from sales of various products from their projects such as jams, dried fruit and fresh produce from their garden
Group 91 can be proud of the quality fruit their Agri-workers produce!
Group 91 can be proud of the quality fruit their Agri-workers produce!