Anna Foundation’s Parent Workshops for Rural Parents

The parent workshops by our trainer Renee Lighton which were started earlier this year have proven to be a success. The Anna Foundation fundamental belief is helping children build their self esteem and confidence. How better to do it with the support of both the facilitators AND parents of the children we are mentoring. As the traditional African expression goes – ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’In the rural communities in which the Anna Foundation works, children are...

Mariska Goliath – An Anna Foundation Daughter – Our Goliath In Sport

Mariska Goliath, who from a disadvantaged background in the Cape wine farming areas attended the Anna Foundation afterschool programme throughout her young school years. The Anna Foundation’s 3R’s sports programme provided her a base for her sporting ability. We are delighted to announce that Mariska has now been chosen to represent Boland Netball AND Boland Hockey Provincial 1st teams. Mariska was also a recipient of the Anna Foundation Scholarship programme to attend Stellenbosch Primary in Grade 1 and has since continued...

Thank you Cape Wine Auction 2017

In a pure act of generosity, the contributors of the Cape Wine Auction broke their own record by raising a staggering R22.3 million on 11 February at the Antonij Rupert Wine Estate, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth. The Anna Foundation was one of the 22 beneficiaries that benefited from the proceeds raised at the auction making a big difference to non-profit organisations in the Cape Winelands. A big thank you to the Cape Auction Trust contributors this year. The funds...

Anna Foundation are winners at the Youth Day Trail Run presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Dirtopia

This past long weekend on Friday 16 June 2017, the Anna Foundation youth celebrated the Youth Day public holiday by participating in the Youth Day Trail run at Delvera presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Dirtopia. Two young ladies from the Anna Foundation’s after-school training programme at Simonsig achieved excellent results. On the 5Km run Tenichia Malgas came 2nd and Christelle Swart came 3rd in the 6-10 Overall Girls Category! Thanks to Dirtopia and Sportsman’s Warehouse for sponsoring and running the event....

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 Anna Foundation 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...

VWS Race for Water 23 April

On the 23rd of April this year, the VWS Race forWater 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 Une Conradie, designer of our current life...

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...