Life Skills

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.   ...

Teenage workshops – word play turn into rap songs.

The teenage programme offered by the Anna Foundation: – teenagers express themselves, practice communication techniques and build confidence through fun games, music and sharing stories. The popular hip hop artist Rimestein added a dynamic energy on this programme!  All were encouraged to enjoy word games and creatively use them in a rap.           ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mayor

Drakenstein Mayor Visits

Children at Buffet Olives farm welcomed the Drakenstein Mayor, Councillor Conrad Poole, to their after-school on 9 November. He was very interested in finding out more about our 3 R’s Programme and so enjoyed watching the drama games that he jumped up and joined in! The Mayor noticed how much the children enjoy the programme and was particularly impressed with the way in which facilitator, Catharine discussed with the children how lessons from the game can be applied in their everyday...