Nuy Valley Feast Fun Run – 20 May 2017

The annual Nuy Valley Feast took place at the beautiful Leipzig Country House. The list of activities ranged from a MTB, fun walk and vineyards trail run, wine tasting, olive oil tastings, vineyards trails, tractor and wagon rides, fun activities for children and live music. 56 of our learners from Leipzig, Memel, NuweRus and Rouxbyn braved the cold to participate in the 5km Fun Run. The front of the crowd was a sea of yellow heads bobbing up...

VWS Race for Water 23 April

On the 23rd of April this year, the VWS Race for Water was hosted at Elsenburg farm. Our learners from Simonsig farm and Buffet Olives farm participated in the 6km race, which followed farm tracks on the slopes of Klapmutskop. Despite the fact that staying active is very important for our overall health and wellbeing, this event had an added benefit: all of the proceeds went towards the VWS, an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of biodiversity...

Teen Workshop

In addition to the very specific after-school support we offer our high school students, we also hold a monthly workshop for them at a central venue which forms part of our Teenager Programme. These workshops are seen as a privilege (they must attend the after-school regularly in order to ‘qualify’) and are aimed at inspiring them for their futures. Workshops – each with its own theme – are planned and brought to life by Uné Conradie, designer of our current...

Epic Adrenalin Countdown

INTRODUCING: Willie Engelbrecht Cycling legend, Willie Engelbrecht has won the Argus Cycle Tour 5 times, he dominated the pro cycling scene in the 80’s and 90’s and holds more than 1000 other titles under his belt! We’re proud to welcome him as our ambassador as he teams up with Anna Foundation Operations Manager (and ex-Springbok cyclist), Pierre-Henri Olivier at the Absa Cape Epic from  19 – 26 March 2017! It was rather exciting for the children from Buffet Olives and Neethlingshof farms...

Cape Town Beach Clean Up and TV Time

 On 18 February 2017 the Grade 5 – 7’s from Simonsig Wine Estate after-school joined over 1000 Capetonians for 5FM’s “BIG Cape Town Clean Up”! The five areas being targeted for this mass litter collection included Sea Point Promenade/Mouille Point (where we were stationed), Lion’s Head, the Liesbeek River, Milnerton Lagoon and Joe Slovo. The Anna Foundation children were first briefed by a representative from the Two Oceans Aquarium as to what to look out for. They were given gloves...

27 For Freedom Fun Run

Saturday, 11 February 2017 marked 27 years since Nelson Mandela was released, after spending 27 years in the Victor Verster Prison in Paarl. Our children were privileged to be able to see first hand, where Madiba stayed all those years as we ran 5km in the 27 for Freedom Fun Run which took us through the grounds of the Correctional Services.  It was not only an enjoyable event but an enlightening one too! Special thanks to Top Events, and also to Manfred...

3 R’s: Reading, Running Righting February News

Reading (Education): Good auditory skills have amongst others, significant benefits for learning reading. This month our facilitators focus on auditory perception and how to apply it in shared reading. These listening skills are practiced by playing auditory games with the children on a regular basis and then reading a story with questions that follow on from what they have just read.  The Grade R – 3’s focus on sounds at the start and ends of words, while the Grade 4...

Donations Making a Difference

We have been truly blown away by the thoughtfulness from both companies and individuals who have donated much-needed stationery and other resources to help us kick off the new school year. Each year this is always a big cost that needs to be covered. The staff at Honeybee App personally handed out stationery packs which they put together, to our learners at Simonsig Wines. With 150 stationery packs in total, we’ve been able to equip a number of after-schools with...

Harvest Parade

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade

We joined some of our Stellenbosch farms as they took part in the annual Stellenbosch Harvest Festival Parade. This annual festival serves as a celebration and blessing of the wine harvest that lies ahead. Our Neethlingshof’s children rode on their farm’s decorated trailer while children from Dornier and Waterford marched with banners alongside our highly visible minibus. Children from Stellenzicht really stood out on their oh-so-unique harvest trailer which they’d transformed into a work of art on wheels! The Anna Foundation branding...

Trail Run

Realtors International Trail-Fun-Run

The children from Simonsig Wine Estate were extremely excited at the prospect of this trail running event taking place on their farm. Their first run for the year! On the morning of 28 January, children, parents, facilitators and support runners lined up, ready to tackle “the hill” which everyone had been talking about the day before. Hill? What hill?! The children ran like lightening and really did us proud and we even had a few prize winners! Special thanks to Japie Swanepoel...