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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 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 dawn of a new era amongst Morester Youth

November 2018

The dawn of a new era amongst Morester Youth

The worker committee of Morester Farm in Piketberg, Western Cape has always been aware of the potential that is un- or under-developed amongst their youth.

The role of the Foundation as social development partner and facilitator contributed to the committee’s decision to prioritise youth development programmes. The committee demonstrated the necessary sense of urgency and applied good development principles that included consultation with the intended beneficiaries and facilitating the buy-in from parents/guardians and farm management.

Initial outcomes of the committee’s direction with their projects were the design and implementation of a holiday programme for 25-28 young people who willingly participated in the programme during the September school holiday. The content of the programme was relevant, exciting and challenging while it enhanced life skills such as self-awareness, relationship building, goalsetting as well as leadership identification/development. The programme was presented by Charlton Swigelaar, a family- and social development facilitator, who has a longstanding relationship with the farm.

The youth decided to move away from traditional references such as being a Youth Club and rather adopted the name ‘Morester Dream Team’ – this preferred identity expresses the new vision of youth, who are now aiming towards achieving larger life goals.

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