Biking dream becomes a reality for Anna Foundation teenager

Curtley Hendricks, a teenager from Buffet Olives and part of the Anna Foundation since 2011 when he was in Grade 5, was selected to participate in an internship programme with BMT, a biking, marathon and triathlon store based in Stellenbosch. The Anna Foundation runs an education, sport and life-skills programme for children on rural farms in the Western Cape and Curtley’s passion for mountain biking and skill on a bike were spotted early on. “Sport is an intrinsic part of...

A trip to the theatre for some of our new Anna Foundation projects

Learners of our new Anna Foundation afterschools at Kanonkop and Fairview attend the Raponsie play at the  HB Thom Teater in Stellenbosch – a Stellenbosch University Drama Department production. Theatre visits augment the Anna Foundation’s life skills /drama programme. Thank you Stellies Drama for the discounted tickets and fantastic performance! @HB-THOM-Theatre-Stellenbosch ...

Absa Cape Epic 2018 – thank you riders

The Anna Foundation is proudly one of the four official beneficiaries of the Absa Cape Epic. The Anna Foundation farm projects enthusiastically attended the respective stages of the Cape Epic to cheer on the brave competitors who where conquering the MTB untamed route of 658km with 13530m of climbing over 8 days! We definitely had a few favourites – especially the teams who were riding for us and who raised sponsorship funding on www.givengain.com. We also had the...

Leopard conservation by mountain bike!

To raise awareness of leopard conservation, two charity beneficiaries of the AbsaCape Epic are working together. The children from our Anna Foundation are being hosted by the The Cape Leopard Trust to explore wild areas by bike and on foot to seek spoor, tracks or signs of other wildlife. Yesterday a group of children from the Anna Foundation Buffet Olives after school programme enjoyed...

Stellenbosch hosts the UCI MTB World Cup 2018 – Anna Foundation was there!

The Anna Foundation children were in cheering on the world’s best mountain bikers at theUCI MTB World Cup – Stellenbosch on 10 March 2018. What an epic event! The Anna Foundation children benefited from watching the riders and being stunned by their technical MTB skills at this world class event. Cycling is part of the Anna Foundation’s sports programme and developing an appreciation of the sport is important. Thank you to the organisers and well done...

Ariane Luthi hosts technical training ride ahead of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch.

Ariane Luthi hosted a technical training ride for Anna Foundation ahead of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch. The Swiss superstar is a multiple winner of the most gruelling mountain bike stage races in the world, including the ABSA Cape Epic, the Cape Pioneer Trek and the Swiss Epic. The group of group of young riders from the Anna Foundation were impressed with her skills and experience. “The Anna Foundation offers life-long learning to build positive...

Anna Foundation was at the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade

Anna Foundation was at at the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade on the 27th January 2018. Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and the happy winemaking community on tractors participated in the parade. Aside from offering massive spectator value and a fun day out on town, the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade also pays homage to the real people behind this labour of love and especially the invaluable contribution of South Africa’s farm workers. @StellWineRoute .   ...