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  • 40 Children ranging in age from 7 to 17yrs play squash in the programme. They have been divided according to age into 5 groups. There are 19 girls and 21 boys. The programme started in late January so they have been playing for 10 months. Each child has their own racquet and squash specific shoes. […]

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  • It was a rather festive event on the day that this milestone project was launched. The workers were all elated at their new acquirement. Johanna Amos (trustee) said that if anyone had told her a couple of years ago that she would be a land owner she would not have believed it, yet today she […]

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  • GFC in partnership with AgriSETA and Media Works started the ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) literacy programme in 2005. The aim of ABET is to teach adults to read and write with the help of a special computer-based literacy programme. GFC established four literacy training centres, equipped with 22 computers at their various farms […]

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  • It was a rather festive event on the day that this milestone project was launched. The workers were all elated at their new acquirement. Johanna Amos (trustee) said that if anyone had told her a couple of years ago that she would be a land owner she would not have believed it, yet today she […]

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  • GFC in partnership with AgriSETA and Media Works started the ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) literacy programme in 2005. The aim of ABET is to teach adults to read and write with the help of a special computer-based literacy programme. GFC established four literacy training centres, equipped with 22 computers at their various farms […]

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  • Mary Vizoso (Waitrose Foundation Director) officially opened the Westfalia Wellness Centre in January. The centre has as its aims to provide: Medical attention and Advice; Voluntary Counselling and Testing services and Health Education. The centre focuses on Prevention and encourages testing for HIV and Aids. Many workers are still reluctant to have themselves tested, although […]

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  • In January the Business Strategy Group of the John Lewis Partnership visited Foundation farms. Charlie Mayfied, Chairman of JLP handed out certificates to La Colline farmworkers who have successfully completed Literacy and Numeracy Level 1.

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  • A group of workers gathered to set goals and map a plan on how to achieve it. Some of the outstanding characteristics of Stellar’s workers are their leadership potential and willingness to serve their community. Petdro reports that on asking for volunteers people spontaneously responded. This is a community that knows exactly where they want […]

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  • The fundamental building block of the Foundation’s projects on farms is ‘The Worker’s Committee’. This emphasises the ‘bottom-up’ approach that make each project relevant to the specific community it serves. Petdro has been working with this committee to draft a constitution, clarify roles and responsibilities and identify the priority needs of their community. They are […]

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