Leopard conservation by mountain bike!

To raise awareness of leopard conservation, two charity beneficiaries of the Absa Cape 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 a conservation education session near Paarl. This...

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 the UCI 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 to...

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

Ariane Lüthi 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 grueling 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 se

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 Par ade also pays homage to the real people behind this labour of love and especially the invaluable contribution of South Africa’s farm workers. @StellWineRoute .   ...

Running for joy at the Simonsig Trail Run

The Anna Foundation children were running for joy at the Simonsig Trail Run sponsored by Cape Aqua this past weekend and we were privileged to be the beneficiary of the event. Thank you TrailFun and Cape Aqua and Simonsig. As part of our Sports Programme our learners participate in several trail runs and fun runs around the Western Cape.  The children’s fitness levels and stamina have improved over the years of participating – so watch out as...

Boxes of delight this Christmas!

Operation Shoebox outdid themselves providing our Anna Foundation farm project’s children with over 530 shoeboxes decorated and filled with toys, stationary, clothes, books, snacks and more! Thank you Operation Shoebox and all those people who donated to fill the boxes.  the looks of delight on the faces of the children was so heartwarming and the appreciation they showed was so evident!  One little child even exclaimed in happiness “Look I got my very own soap bar!”  #ShoeboxesofLove2017 www.operationshoebox.co.za ...

A visit to the theatre to see Shrek!

As an end of year treat 100 of the Boland children from the Anna Foundation had a fun picnic in Radloff park, enjoyed KFC kindly sponsored, and thereafter went to the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West to watch an entertaining performance of Shrek!   Well done Playhouse Theatre Somerset West, what a brilliant performance of Shrek. Thank you for sponsoring the Anna Foundation children’s tickets and treats!   After the show there was much excitement as the characters came to great...

Learning to work with money and budgets using store adverts and recycled lids

  Learning does not have to be expensive.  Renee Lighton from Lighton Education (one of Anna Foundation’s facilitator trainers), shows how one can show children colours, mathematics, financing, budgeting and more with simple tools like bottle tops and store adverts! In the rural areas, some disadvantaged children do not always have access to educational tools which come standard at other schools.   ...