Rora and Vergenoeg Farm Creches
We have two crèches that accommodate our farm children. Vergenoeg is run by Magrieta who has been through certified Leer and Leef training. It is a lovely crèche that comprises of two rooms, bathrooms and a lovely play area complete with swings and sand pit. Rora crèche accommodates all the children from Rora, Nooitgedaght, Palmietvlei and the Pack shed. It is a hard working creche that is very well run by our loving, highly trained team. We provide our workers with a safe, clean environment in which their children are educated by qualified teachers and fed nutritionally balanced meals during the day. Rora crèche consists of a large play area, one big class room and a nursery as well as separate bathrooms for the children and teachers. All the staff and teachers at both crèches are sent on regular courses so that their training is continually updates.
Farm Christmas Party
Christmas time is very special and we like to make sure that all the children on our farms receive a bit of magic at this time of year. SO we host a Xmas party for all our children in December. We have hired bouncy castles, Magicians, slip slides and even a band to add to the magic. Each child receives a present as well as a short chat with Father Xmas. We have hosted it in our garden, at Rora Pack shed and in Ceres. It is an event funded partly by the farm and party by the parents and definitely not one to be missed!
Workers Retirement/Funeral Policy
As part of our permanent staff package we finance funeral cover as well as a retirement policy. We believe this is important as both are easy to forget about with ever increasing living costs.
Social Support and Development
Vergenoeg is now a member of the GOB, they meet at least once a month and encourage gardening, singing and cooking to name a few activities. Their aim is to instill a sense of community as well as social development. Rora Orchards is also a member of the Kouebokkeveld Opleiding Sentrum. This is a fantastic training center that we continually send staff to in order to further develop their skill set. ProCare is one of the leading Emotional Wellness companies in South Africa. They have a team of highly qualified Wellness Counsellors and Trainers that offer innovative, practical and hands-on approaches to psycho-social wellness. ProCare was introduced in 2017 on Vergenoeg farm and later to all other farms, and have provided excellent emotional and social services to Rora Orchards employees.
Home Work Centre
Our aim in 2019 is to set up a homework center for our older children on the farm . This space will provide a safe place for children to go after school while their parents are working. They will have supervised homework time, access to computers as well as bikes. These bikes were kindly provided by the BEN (Bicycle empowerment center).