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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.

Projects

The Waitrose Foundation Southern Africa Projects 2019

Multi-purpose Centre to continue additional academic support for children and create opportunity for further learning amongst illiterate workers.
DATE FARM NAME FOCUS AREA BENEFICIARIES PROJECT
1 July 2019 Rooipad Boerdery Education 92 Kabouter Kwela Upgrade provides a safe and educational environment for children to participate in Early Childhood Development and Afterschool care activities.
1 July 2019 Rooipad Boerdery Community Development 226 Oranjedal Soccer and Netball Field Upgrade improved sport facilities contributing to healthy lifestyle of workers and community members.
1 July 2019 Vrisgewaagd Education 21 Vriskies Afterschool Care creates an enabling environment to deliver an Afterschool program to all children attending school.
1 July 2019 Zwartbooisberg Education 38 ZBB Day care and Afterschool Care delivers a holistic Early Childhood Development and Afterschool care programme to children and parents with the aim to improve quality of education and increase academic performance by 10%.
1 July 2019 Namibian Grape Company Education 3 Capacity Building for Afterschool Facilitators to improve the educational achievements and standards of the children of employees.
1 July 2019 Morester Boerdery Community Development 74 Kabouter Kwela Upgrade provides a safe and educational environment for children to participate in Early Childhood Development and Afterschool care activities.
13 May 2019 Dennegeur Community Development 49 Contribute to the holistic development of families
13 May 2019 Dennegeur Community Development 61 Improved personal and relational capacity amongst youth
29 April 2019 GW Farms (DP/JC Goosen) Community Development 20 Encourage and support healthy lifestyles.
17 April 2019 Boomerang Education

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Contribute to school readiness and academic performance of children.
17 April 2019 Monteith Community Development 251 A healthy and dynamic community.
17 April 2019 MDF Weltevrede Education 31 To create a safe and educational stimulating environment where children can develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills for school readiness.
17 April 2019 Beukes Family Education 62 Improve relevant knowledge and skills of children, youth and adults.
1 April 2019 La Colline Education 11 Children' academic and personal development remains consistent due to regular involvement in the aftercare programme.
4 March 2019 Oudewagensdrift Education 140 Vrolike Vinkies Extension and Renovation funds will be used to extend the existing ECD facility to meet the compliance requirements in order to registration with Department of Social Development in order to deliver a holistic ECD and Afterschool programme and improve academic performances.
4 March 2019 Groep 91 Education 36 Employee ABET Programme funding will be used for continuation of an existing project whereby employees have access to education by improving their literacy and numeracy skills.  Increased sense of self-worth and through formal assessment receives educational levels equivalent to Level 1 to Level 3.
4 March 2019 Meerlust Farms Education/Community Development 70 Meerlust Computer Room Funds will be used to provide workers and children with access to an facility to improve computer literacy and to deliver a Afterschool programme to children to improve academic performance and participating in extra-mural activities.
February 2019 Lourens Ferreira Education/Community
Development
9 Committee Training Project funds for the facilitation of committee assessment, a 2 day workshop, monitoring as well as 1 day follow-up and evaluation session.
January 2019 GW Farms – Verdun Education 60-70 After-School Care funds to buy and furnish a mobile classroom.  The budget also includes the salary of a facilitator for a probation period of 6 months.
December
2018
Viljoen and Jordaan Education 76 Early Childhood Development and Aftercare programme with the aim to improve the quality of education and academic performance by 10%.
December
2018
Panzi Citrus Education 20 Daycare Centre to create necessary learning environment for child development.
December
2018
Crookes Brothers Community Development 275 Upgrading Community Halls to be used to facilitate increased social action especially amongst the youth.
November
2018
Kirsten Boerdery (MDF) Health & Wellbeing 97 Health Services are provided on farms by assistance of nurses that include the supply of basic medication.
November
2018
Dasdrif (MDF) Education and Training 30-40 Creches & Aftercare Services New facility will be built for age specific crèche and aftercare services for the children of permanent and seasonal workers.
November
2018
Kirsten Boerdery (MDF) Community
Development
48
November
2018
Bo Radyn Education and Training 106 Aftercare Centre fees for annual tutoring, stationery and annual internet costs.
November
2018
Groep 91 (Pty) Ltd, Education and Training 18 ABET Programme facilitation fee of a trainer, who will prepare the adult learners to complete their next assessments successfully.
October
2018
Mouton Citrus, Citrusdal Education and Training 325 Education Initiatives improve the education achievements and standards of the children of agri-workers.
October
2018
Crystal View Vineyard, Oranjedal Sustainable Environment 1050 Upgrade of Community Water Systems purify and increase the capacity of the water supply to agri-workers.
Saptember
2018
Oak Valley, Grabouw Education and Training 68 Creches & Aftercare Services contribute to the holistic development of children/youth.
September
2018
Morester, Piketberg, Western Cape Education and Training; Community Development 32 Youth Development Project to identify and capacitate youth leaders to establish and sustain an active youth club on the farm.
September
2018
Rooipad Boerdery, Augrabies, Northern Cape Economic Empowerment 43 Aganang Womens Project exploring other markets at exhibition of products that will increase sales, thereby increasing sustainability.
September
2018
Rooipad Boerdery, Augrabies, Northern Cape Community Development 250 Tierkop Sportfield to provide workers access to sport and recreation facilities addressing substance abuse which will contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
August
2018
Lushof-Graaff Fruit, Saron, Western Cape Education and Training; Community Development 120 Romansrivier Training Centre to empower workers and their families through relevant life skills training as well as community building activities such as joint planning and decision-making process.
August
2018
Namibian Grape Company, Aussenhekr Health, Education and Training 1947 An NGC – Multi Purpose Centre that provides acces to health service for 1947 workers at their work place.
August
2018
Namibian Grape Company, Aussenhekr, Namibia Education and Training 72 NGC – Daycare to provide holistic educational intervention programmes to preschool and school going children
August
2018
Market Demand Fruit, Malkopklip, Rawsonville, Western Cape Education and Training 64 Malkopklip – Lifeskills providing access to education and life skills programmes to workers and children in an afterschool environment through an accredited pre-ABET and ABET level 1 programme.
August
2018
Haygrove, Charlestown, North West Economic Empowerment 6 Amajuba – Khula Nathi creating self-employment for women through transfer of tunnel horticulture skills and knowledge enabling individuals to start their own business.
July
2018
WK Beukes Boerdery Education and Training 125 Aftercare Centres provide facilities for programmes aimed at improving the academic performance of learners and enhancing relevant life skills of adults.
July
2018
Weltevrede (MDF), Education and Training 120 A Creche provides a safe and stimulating environment for the care and development of children.
July
2018
Lushof (Softfruit) Community Development 15 Women’s Clubs facilitate the holistic empowerment of women and encourage their participation in social development activities.
July
2018
Karsten Farms Community Development 50 Sports Projects for women encourage involvement in constructive activities and contribute to their overall wellbeing.
July
2018
Karsten Farms Community Development 100 Sports Fields promote and support involvement in constructive activities over weekends and contribute to the wellbeing of families.
July
2018
Karsten Farms Education and Training 30 Creches contribute to the safety of children as well as their school readiness.
June
2018
Dennegeur, Grabouw, Western Cape Community Development 150 Youth & Parent Development Programmes improve the personal and relational capacity of youth and parents.
June
2018
Kruis Montagu (MDF), Montagu, Western Cape Education and Training 12 A Afterschool Programme enhances the academic performance and holistic development of children.
June
2018
Queen of Africa (MDF), Swellendam, W. Cape Education and Training 15 A Daycare Centre contributes to the school readiness of children.
June
2018
Rooipad Boerdery, Augrabies, Northern Cape Health 250 Water Purification Systems contribute to the health and general wellbeing of workers.
June
2018
Lourens Ferreira, Patensie, Eastern Cape Community Development 25 Sports Development Projects facilitate the involvement of men in constructive activities after work and over weekends.
June
2018
Morone Citrus, Burgersfort, Mpumalanga Health; Sustainable Environment 150 Improved Ablution Facilities contribute to personal hygiene standards and energy efficiency levels.
June
2018
Monteith, Grabouw, Western Cape Education;Training and Community Development 275 Social Development Programmes can bring about significant and permanent change in individuals, social groups and the community as a whole.
May 2018 Sun Citrus, Kirkwood Health 1175 Health & Wellbeing Services improve and sustain the wellbeing of workers.
May 2018 Applethwaite (TWK), Villiersdorp Economic Empowerment 150 TWK Stationery Supplies decrease financial expenses of workers and encourage personal/family saving schemes.
May 2018 Katco, Fort Beaufort Health 1200 Health Services contribute to improved health-care amongst Agri-workers and their children.
May 2018 Katco, Fort Beaufort Education and Training 88 An Educare Centre provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for Agri-workers’ children, that also contributes to their school readiness.
May 2018 Katco, Fort Beaufort Community Development 94 Transport Services provide safe and reliable transport for Agri-workers and their children, ensuring participation in education and health services.
May 2018 Karsten Boerdery, The Pines, Hex Valley Education and Training 143 Education & Community Activities enhance the academic development of children/youth as well as the social and technical skills of women.
May 2018 Witzenberg Properties, Ceres Education and Training 47 Die Eike Creche & Aftercare Centre creates a caring and stimulating learning environment, contributing to early childhood development & improved academic performance.
May 2018 De Vlei Boerdery, De Doorns Education and Training 77 An Afterschool Centre creates an enabling environment that encourages and supports personal development as well as improved academic performance.
May 2018 Bo Radyn, Villiersdorp Community Development 181 Community Halls increase participation in community development activities on Bo Radyn and Queen Anne Farms.
May 2018 Bo Radyn, Villiersdorp Education and Training 181 A Library on the farm enhances the existing reading culture amongst children, youth and adults.
April 2018 La Colline, Robertson Education and Training 11 High School Transport enables learners to participate in afterschool programmes.
April 2018 La Colline, Robertson Community Development 70 A Community Centre provides a facility for activities that support child, youth, family and community development.
April 2018 La Colline, Robertson Education and Training 30 A Creche & Aftercare Facility ensures that quality care and personal development programmes are provided for children of Agri workers, living in a rural town.
April 2018 Bo-Radyn Farming, Villiersdorp Community Development 170 Community Clubs provide interest-driven activities that can contribute to improved social relations and cohesion.
April 2018 Bo-Radyn Farming, Villiersdorp Community Development 52 Music Development Programmes create opportunities for children and youth to discover, develop and express their talents through the Arts.
April 2018 Bo-Radyn Farming, Villiersdorp Community Development 52 Music Development Programmes create opportunities for children and youth to discover, develop and express their talents through the Arts.
March 2018 Bo-Radyn Farming, Villiersdorp Education and Training 106 Creche & Aftercare Services provide Holistic Development Programmes for children of Agri workers.
March 2018 Crookes Brothers, Grabouw Education and Training 20 Creches also contribute to the health & wellbeing of children by establishing/maintaining hygienic and stimulating learning environments.
March 2018 Crookes Brothers, Grabouw Community Development 135 Upgrading Community Halls ensures that existing buildings are used to enhance current development processes and build social cohesion.
March 2018 Wyzersdrift, Market Demand Fruits, Rawsonville Community Development 79 Building Community Halls create space where social development programmes can be implemented for different community groups.
February 2018 Boomerang Fruit, Grabouw Education and Training 31 Expanding existing Infra-structure accommodates the growth of early childhood development programmes for Agri workers’ children.
January 2018 Rooipad Farming, Augrabies Education and Training 50 A Creche provides a safe environment to give parents peace of mind and provide child-centred development services.
January 2018 Moutonshoek, Karsten Farming, Piketberg Community Development 52 Improved Community Facilities encourage greater family and community participation in development programmes.
January 2018 The Pines, Karsten Farming, De Doorns Education 31 After-school Educational Support improves the academic and personal development of Agri workers children.
January 2018 The Namibian Grape Company, Aussenkehr Community Development 52 A Kitchen and Dining Room ensures that children are fed before participating in afterschool programmes.
January 2018 The Namibian Grape Company, Aussenkehr Community Development 52 A Well-resourced Day Care provides services according to health and safety standards and contributes to holistic development of Agri workers’ children.
January 2018 Vrisgewaagd, Prince Albert Education 21 Supervised Afterschool Programmes contributes to a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment.
January 2018 Denau, De Doorns Community Development 150 Outdoor Activity Areas extend the recreational and learning space of children beyond the limitations of buildings and facilitate interaction with nature.
January 2018 Eden Agri, Fort Beaufort Education and Training 60 Education Support Services provide additional educational support for teachers and parents aimed at improved early childhood development of Agri worker children.
January 2018 Eden Agri, Fort Beaufort Community Development 30-40 A Vegetable Garden for the creche and aftercare facility encourages and creates opportunity for parental involvement and can reduce food costs.