Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Saturday, 31st March 2012 is printed in the lives of the community of Vrisgewaagd. The excitement to attend this life enriching programme and the possibility of rain the Friday preceding the event, will last in the memories of adults and children. We give thanks to our Heavenly Father who knew how important this day was […]

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  • I have had a once in a lifetime opportunity to form part of the formation years of the Foundation, and hopefully have helped to leave a trail. Since 2006 I have seen the Foundation grow and reach more workers and their families. Amongst others I have witnessed Sabina (La Colline) grow in confidence; was inspired […]

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  • Worker committees on Waitrose Foundation member farms play a pivotal role in the identification, planning and delivery of projects that will contribute to social development in their respective communities. Building their capacity is therefore a critical step towards ensuring effective project delivery and sustainability. The level of cooperation from farm owners has been exceptional. Many […]

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  • On the 7th of June, 24 ladies from Uitvlug Farm got on board a luxury bus and set off to Cape Town. The day trip included a visit to the aquarium, lunch on The Waterfront and a drive around the Cape Peninsula. Even though it was a cold and wet winter’s morning, everybody was in […]

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  • On Saturday the 9th of June, the Sprokiesland Crèche at Denau had a modelling competition for the children attending the crèche. Girls were encouraged to enter the ‘Ms. Denau Competition’. There was great excitement amongst the children at the time when they practiced for this important event. All the children were beautifully dressed on the […]

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  • The aim of this initiative was to engage school going children in constructive activities and help them discover new interests and talents. A facilitator was appointed to train the worker committee members and senior youth to design, deliver and manage the programme for the duration of the school holidays. Activities included education and awareness about […]

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  • Our vision is that the farm and the community should encourage subsistence farming and to make it a way of life. The protection of natural resources is of great importance so that the future generation can still have access to it and enjoy it. The community started with a vegetable garden with the aim to […]

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  • On the 28 April 2012 farm workers of Zwartbooisberg hosted a culture day to honour the differences amongst two ethnic groups existing in their farming community. Culture encompasses the similarities and the difference among people including beliefs, knowledge, values and tradition. The aim of the event was to create a sense of belonging amongst community […]

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  • La Colline had an explosive weekend as they celebrated Youth day from 15 – 16 June 2012. The event kicked off with a Park Jam at the Panorama Fruits Park in Robertson where the Local Municipality closed the road and made it possible for us to present the program in the street. The La Colline […]

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  • Afrupro is one of the avocado farms in the north of South Africa and we are representing a number of farms in Limpopo with a farm worker component of about 600 permanent workers. We initiated a project to give primary health care to our workers and their immediate family living with them on the respective […]

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