Education

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 will benefit the...

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....

Renee Lighton Facilitator Programme

Renee Lighton lights up the facilitators teaching programme

Renee Lighton is our educational trainer for our Anna Foundation facilitator workshops.  The facilitators in the recent training day (which occurs monthly) benefited hugely from her innovative, educational ideas which the facilitators will pass on to their children in each of their school projects.  We are delighted to have Renee as part of our team. In the recent facilitator training workshop, the attendees were obviously...

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...

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...

Almarie Canya

New Office Staff

Almarie Coetzee is our new Head of Education. She was previously at Boland College where she was an ECD assessor and facilitator (plenty of experience in training others!). She also has a background in remedial therapy and has specialised in teaching special needs children. Canya Cruywagen is Project Manager for our Boland projectsand oversees our sports programme. She has a Bachelors degree in Drama and an Honours in video production. Canya is a firm believer in living a healthy, active lifestyle ...

My Body

3 R’s: Reading, Running, Righting January News

Reading (Education): The current worksheet theme is “My Body”. Facilitators are trained how to incorporate creative and exciting introductions to make lessons more effective and bring the theme to life. Hangman, spelling competitions and even drawing with feet or blindfolded is a huge hit but also very effective!  Fun games incorporated into the topic help children practice spelling which will ultimately enhance their writing skills and help them remember what they learn. Running (Sport): Sit-ups, planking, sprints and endurance running...

Exams

2016 Education Update

We have been monitoring the children in our programme academically since 2012. This has been done as consistently as possible by means of a June and November exam administered to all children from Grade 1 until Grade 7 (and for a few projects until Grade 11). This allows us to now look back at the past 5 years and determine the long term impact our interventions make for our beneficiaries. When we compare the academic results from 2012 to the...