Care & Grow

The Concordia Primary School in Montagu undertook an educational trip to Cape Town where the children visited The World of Birds in Hout Bay as well as Robben Island.

 A previous edition of Care & Grow, reported about Franschhoek Agrimark’s involvement with this project.

 

Armand Krause, Manager, reported that the Walvis Bay Pakmark wanted to make a difference to a local institution who really needed assistance.

Cedrico Rhode, Manager of the Simondium Agrimark reported that they, in conjunction with Rhodes Fruit Farms, donated  Christmas presents and refreshments to the children of the Simondium Rural Development Forum’s Crèche.

Since its inception six years ago, the Kaap Agri suppliers charity golf day has become a very special event on the Kaap Agri calendar, and this is thoroughly proven by the way the Kaap Agri suppliers has supported this day.

Hannetjie Conradie, Trading Secretary: Northern Cape, reported that Kaap Agri’s regional branch was approached by the Westerkim Primary School to contribute towards the refurbishment of their bathroom facilities.

During the Bastille festival in Franschhoek, certain members of the Franschhoek Agrimark paid a visit to the local SPCA, dressed in their festival attire.

For their community project, the Marble Hall Agrimark decided to deploy a soup kitchen for the unemployed and homeless people in and around Marble Hall.

As part of their social responsibility program, the Ceres Agrimark recently paid a visit to the Wanganella Primary School.

Nelspruit Agrimark donated a variety of vegetable seed to MEYN (Mpumalanga environmental youth network).

When farmers from the local community in Omaruru in Namibia approached the Omaruru Agrimark for assistance due to the severe effect of the current drought, Elanie Sowden, Trade Clerk, reported that they decided to make a donation of five ration packs.

Hannetjie Conradie reported that the personnel of the Upington Expressmark, Liquormark, Agrimark and DC store decided to support Cansa by colouring their hair and by purchasing bandannas.

Liesel Koen, representing The Stellenbosch Feeding in Action movement, recently approached the Stellenbosch Agrimark because they needed a water tank for the Vlottenburg community.

With the very serious drought which the country has experienced over the past few months, Kaap Agri assisted in several ways with relief actions.

Charlene Sauer, secretary, received a trophy and a certificate from the Sunfield Home in Wellington, for her effort in making Casual Day a huge success in Kaap Agri.

In 2009, Kaap Agri started a scholarship initiative as part of its corporate social investment program. It started off with scholarships being awarded to two grade 8 learners from the Boland Landbou school in Paarl.

Johan du Toit, Manager of the Klawer Agrimark, recently made a donation to the Door of Hope soup kitchen in Klawer.

Francois Erasmus, Manager of the Nelspruit Agrimark, through the assistance of Schalk van Wyk, Regional Product Manager, and Bayer, donated deworming medication as well as dipping fluid to the local SPCA, who experiences a major problem with bush-tics.

It has become an annual institution for a local soup kitchen in Tulbagh to prepare a Christmas meal for more than 250 needy children.

A fire in die Nduli settlement in Ceres destroyed about 70 houses. Many of the inhabitants were left with only the clothes on that they were wearing.

In the last quarter of 2015, Mr Pieter Pieters, the principal of Graafwater Primary, and Susarah Swartbooi, the grade R teacher, approached  Stefan Geldenhuys, manager of Graafwater Agrimark, for assistance.

Jaco Wessels, manager of the Kakamas Agrimark approached the Kaap Agri Trust on behalf of the Kakamas Primary School which required funds to erect an adverti-sing board for marketing purposes.

The Simondium Rural Development Forum established a crechè in Simondium in October 2013. According to Nazely Valentyn, Manager of the Forum, there was an urgent need in the community to give day care for the children from the local informal settlement and surrounding farms. Porridge and lunch are given to the children which are between the ages of one and four.

Mr J D Kirsten, a prominent farmer in the Paarl area, approached the Trust on behalf of Nieuwe Drift Primary, a school in the Northern Paarl, attended mostly by the children of farmworkers.

Several beneficiaries have benefitted from the Kaap Agri Employee and Farmworker Trust, which was founded during 2014.

Jaco van Zyl, Manager, reported that the Ceres Pakmark decided to donate a water tank to the Peter Strauss Home in Ceres. This centre houses needy people who are totally reliant on the government pension fund.

Two households of Phola Park, an informal settlement in Bredasdorp, lost everything they owned in a fire which burnt their homes to the ground.

The farm, Sonkwasdrif, in the Barrydale district, was taken over by new management during the course of the previous year.

Open Gardens is a community project in Franschhoek where the informal settlement, Groendal, donates pot plants and selected owners of property also have open days where their gardens can be viewed by the public.

The Darling Trust focuses on the wellbeing of the Darling community.  Literacy, education, health, care of the aged and skills development forms the core of their activities.

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