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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

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.

This Category A farm (having a registered social development trust with the necessary governance structure as well as sufficient funds) is currently demonstrating the same willingness and ability to adapt in its social development work on the farm.

They are changing in key areas such as individual and corporate mindsets/attitudes towards social development as well as staff management and social development systems. Farm management in partnership with community leaders also changed from a project-based approach to the more long-term programme-based approach to social development.

The results they are starting to see include increased farm worker participation, emerging community leadership, project effectiveness as well as improved ownership for their own advancement amongst the farm worker community.

Waitrose Foundation plays a supportive, coaching role during this period of transition and creates opportunities for the project coordinator and committee members to share relevant lessons/knowledge within the Foundation’s network of member farms.

Examples of projects that are becoming programmes, based on its importance and development potential include the following:

  1. ECD and Educational Support Services
  2. Women’s Club
  3. Senior’s Club
  4. Youth Development Programme
  5. Community Activities and Celebrations
Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change

Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change
Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change
Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change

Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change
Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change
Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change
Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change
Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change

Adaptive Capacity contributes to significant change