Monthly Archives: June 2009

  • I am Allison Abrahams, a 17 year old student of De Rust Futura Academy. It is my final year at high school and my goal is to finish matric and just to do my best. My invitation of going overseas was a blessing. An opportunity of a life time I proclaim. I was excited to […]

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  • There were 16 students that successfully completed respective levels in Literacy at Nieuwe Sion, and the Foundation were invited to join this special occasion. The moment that the workers received awards for their achievements was very special, and the proud smiles on their faces really conveyed this. As guests we were honoured to have the […]

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  • EMEP, standing for Extra Mural Educational Projects, is an NGO that works to develop the capacity of schools in poor and under-served areas to implement extra-murals. They work in partnership with the National Department of Education, WCED, Education Districts (East, South, Overberg and Cape Winelands), Department of Social Development, NGO’s and others. EMEP has recently […]

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  • At Noordgrens Landgoed there is a multitude of sports to be involved in, with the establishment of: two netball teams, three soccer teams, a volley ball team, a pool table, mini soccer table and two dart boards. We are grateful to have the sponsorship from the Waitrose Foundation, who has supplied two sports kits for […]

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  • On a visit to the La Colline farm (Robertson, Western Cape) I met up with Frendaline Booysen and Jeanita Isaacs, where I found out a little bit more about the two students from the De Villiers Primary School. An example to follow Frendaline, once shy and with a low level of confidence has taken leaps […]

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  • The Timberlea sports day was held in Stellenbosch, 30th May 2009, with all 5 farms in attendance. Despite the gloomy weather conditions, as many as 500 people attended, from an anticipated 600. Police were present to oversee the day’s proceedings, and farm managers greatly assisted with the day’s activities. The sports day was a great […]

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  • Knowledge is power and education is a necessary tool for empowerment. Education enables us to develop as individuals, from the moment we are born we exercise the ability to absorb our surroundings and start the journey of maturing into the person we are today. Without education, the process of development slows considerably and the ability […]

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  • It was a day to remember at the grape and citrus producing farm from the Northern Cape. Under surprisingly cold Northern Cape weather, the Orex farm held an official opening of the Zwartbooisberg Soccer field. Long in anticipation, the farm workers were full of enthusiasm and excitement, ahead of a full programme for the day, […]

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  • The Auldearn piggery project started in November 2008, where it was identified as a sustainable project by the farm’s worker committee. At the moment the project has four hogs, with the workers involved being responsible for two pigs each. Currently one of the pigs is being hired out for breeding in return for one piglet […]

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  • The Foundation team were invited to the glorious lands in Mpumalanga, to visit the Golden Frontiers Citrus Group. It was a special day on the Hectorspruit farm for the farm workers, where 13 ABET students were awarded certificates in recognition of their efforts in class. Dr. Hoppie Nel, General Manager gave a warm welcome to […]

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