Absa Cape Epic 2018 – thank you riders

The Anna Foundation is proudly one of the four official beneficiaries of the Absa Cape Epic. The Anna Foundation farm projects enthusiastically attended the respective stages of the Cape Epic to cheer on the brave competitors who where conquering the MTB untamed route of 658km with 13530m of climbing over 8 days! We definitely had a few favourites – especially the teams who were riding for us and who raised sponsorship funding on www.givengain.com. We also had the...

Anna Foundation was at the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade

Anna Foundation was at at the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade on the 27th January 2018. Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and the happy winemaking community on tractors participated in the parade. Aside from offering massive spectator value and a fun day out on town, the Stellenbosch Harvest Parade also pays homage to the real people behind this labour of love and especially the invaluable contribution of South Africa’s farm workers. @StellWineRoute .   ...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Maranatha Trust

Two New After-School Projects

We are pleased to welcome the Maranatha Trust (Malmesbury) and Eensaamheid farm (Agter-Paarl) to the Anna Foundation family! The Maranatha Trust is a fellow-beneficiary of the Cape Wine Auction (CWA) with 49 children and 5 facilitators at the after-school. They are further supported by another CWA beneficiary, The Lunchbox Fund. We offered the children of Eensaamheid holiday programmes as far back as 2009! They were so impressed they came back to us last year asking for a complete...