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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.

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‘The Arts’ can contribute to staff wellbeing

November, 2018

‘The Arts’ can contribute to staff wellbeing

Monteith Farm in Grabouw, Western Cape explored ‘new territory’ (for them), when they involved drama therapists in a team building exercise for all their permanent staff members. The Waitrose Foundation conference exposed the farm’s project coordinator and representatives to this practice which confirmed their plans to introduce it to the farm.

This novel approach was met with a mixture of excitement and nervousness when the owners, management, supervisors and general workers were challenged to participate in creative activities such as drumming, dance and poetry. Mixed teams choreographed their own dance moves, wrote their own poems and presented it on stage to the rest of the staff.

These activities led the staff into an experience of enjoyment, self-discovery and -expression as well as exercising the creative abilities that were latent in many workers. The outcomes included the awareness of undeveloped areas of peoples’ lives, the replacement of negative and destructive feelings/thoughts with positive and constructive ones, strengthening of relationships as well as increased confidence amongst the staff to tackle new commercial and social challenges or opportunities as a team.

Annual Conference 2017
Annual Conference 2017
Annual Conference 2017
Annual Conference 2017
Annual Conference 2017
Annual Conference 2017