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...

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...

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.   ...

Fun in the sun at the Blueboost Winelands Marathon Fun Run

On the 11th November 2017, children from the Anna Foundation afterschool programmes from Stellenzight, Simonsig and Neethlingshof sped past in a flash of the yellow at the Blueboost Winelands Marathon pre-event Fun run. The children of the Anna Foundation are getting fit with the Sports Programmes done on the farms during the week and the several Fun Runs they participate during the year. Much fun was had by all on the jumping castles after the event and got a good dose...

Preparing our younger Anna Foundation children for a biking future.

Preparing our younger Anna Foundation children for a biking future. The ABSA Cape Epic team donated an additional 6 small bikes from their team building day. The Absa Cape Epics staff team building involved assembling these small bikes in groups and the fastest team with a completed bike won! The Anna Foundation Sports Programme, now also involves the future afterschool children as we...

Our own ‘conservationist’ teenager gets an internship

Achieving our goals – the Teenage 3D Program (‘Droom, Dink, Doen’ – ‘Dream. Think. Do’). Our own “conservationist’ teenager gets an internship at the ASHIA Cheater Outreach project in Paarl. Our goals at the Anna Foundation have always been steadfast – to provide opportunities for our future generation, through providing the gift of self confidence and self worth. In our recent Teenage workshop Une Conradie, our Project Coordinator, invited the teenagers to choose from a series of images and objects that...

Anna Foundation children receive Cape Epic Funded Adrenalin Mountain Bikes and Qhubeka Bikes

The Anna Foundation children have received 10 brand new Silverback mountain bikes through Adrenalin on Friday 11th August 2017 starting at their Simonsig Winery afterschool programme as well as 50 commuter bicycles from Qhubeka at two of their other farms Klawervlei Stud in Bonnievale and Monteith Trust in Grabouw. All of this made possible by Absa Cape Epic funding. As part of Anna Foundation’s Sports programme riding has become more important, parallel to the growth of the biking world...