IRONAID Covid-19 Support Grant

The IRONMAN Foundation creates positive, tangible change in race communities around the world. As an official charity of the Absa Cape Epic, part of the IRONMAN stable, Anna Foundation was humbled to be awarded an IRONAID Covid-19 Support Grant of $2,500 to use on our Covid-19 response. This short video was featured during a segment of the IRONMAN Virtual Race (VR) Pro Challenge coverage on the Facebook Watch channel, IRONMAN Now.  IronAid Covid-19 Relief {"type":"video","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/annafoundation.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/08\/My-Movie-Medium.mov","type":"video\/quicktime","title":"IronAid...

#InItForGood Competition

Sensing the synergy between the values of her employer, Corteva AgriScience and those of The Anna Foundation, the big hearted Aty Burger nominated us in a company-wide #InItForGood competition as her NGO of choice. Not only did she do us proud, but she won us a whopping R10,000! The aim of the #InItForGood competition focussed on: 1) For the good of farmers  – increasing livelihoods & sustainable farming 2) For the good of the land – soil health 3) For the good...

Mariska keeps giving back!

We are so proud of our scholarship pupil, Mariska, who noticed and acted upon the need within her own farm community for structured educational stimulation while schools are closed. Mariska reached out to us recently with a request for school learning material that she could use to teach younger children on the farm, who have been completely cut off from school since March, due to the lack of digital resources within their school and home environments. Our team put together several activity packs...

Inspire change on Mandela Day

“It is in your hands to make of our world, a better one for all” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela International Day was launched on 18 July 2009 by the UN General Assembly to recognise the birthday of our inspirational former president, Nelson Mandela. Inspired by a call Mandela had made for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices, Mandela Day aims to bring people together from around the world to fight...

Ride the Absa Cape Epic 2021 for Anna Foundation

Get your hands on an Absa Cape Epic 2021 Charity Entry!  Public entries for next year’s event sold out in seconds, but you can still enter a team for The Race That Measures All in support of the Anna Foundation. A Charity Entry ticket for a team of two (payable by 15 June 2020) = R92,900 (ticket price) + R50,000 charity donation = TOTAL R142,900. Since the Foundation’s first association with the event seven years ago, riding has become the fourth ‘R’ to our 3Rs...

Vitamin Drive to combat Covid-19

Help us give our learners a fighting chance against Covid-19 during the colder months of June, July and August, by supporting our vitamin drive.   With winter on its way, the Anna Foundation is asking for your help! We have under our wing over 700 school children in rural and farming communities in the Western Cape who attend our after-school projects. This winter, not only do they have the cold and rainy weather to contend with, they’re also faced with the spread of...

Mariska: Grade 10 scholarship pupil pays it forward

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” — Maya Angelou You may recall this bright smile, belonging to Mariska Goliath, an Anna Foundation scholarship pupil in Grade 10 at HoĂ«rskool Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch High School). Mariska hopes to study Sport Science after she graduates. With school education moving online due to nationwide lockdown extensions, many South African pupils have found themselves shut out from further learning, due to lack of access to computer technology and/or a reliable internet connection in their...

Lockdown: Accessing Education in Rural Communities

Since 26 March 2020, South Africa has been in national lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. With Anna Foundation’s after-school projects closed temporarily, our teams have been working on ways to best access our students in their homes to provide ongoing tutelage despite the physical absence. The majority of learner’ families lack digital connectivity in their homes and tend to access internet on smartphones using pay-as-you-go data. For this reason, we started off by sharing short, low-resolution...

Winter Clothing Drive 2020

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell While winter may conjure up feelings of cosiness, warmth and over-indulgence, the stark reality of the upcoming colder months is that many South Africans in vulnerable communities are without adequate clothing to protect them from the chill. Winter 2020 marks an especially challenging time for all South Africans...