Woordfees Magic for Rouxbyn learners

Every year, the streets of Stellenbosch fill up with new faces from all over the world as artists and visitors arrive  to celebrate the renowned Woordfees Arts Festival. This year, Anna Foundation received a very special invitation from a special young lady, 11-year old Isabella de Vries, to attend the production ‘Jakkals en Wolf’ at the HB Thom Theatre with her and her mom, Corrie. For the children from Rouxbyn...

Anna Foundation learners upskill with MTB pro Ariane Lüthi

The dusty trails of G-spot in Stellenbosch shone a blur of yellow as Swiss cycling great Ariane Lüthi put Anna Foundation learners through their paces during a fun mountain bike technical skills session. No stranger to the non-profit organisation, 2020 marks the third consecutive year that Lüthi has offered up her spare time and expertise to ride with learners from the Anna Foundation. Five-time Cape Epic winner and Spur Schools MTB League Ambassador, Ariane impressed and inspired the 11 students from Neethlingshof Wine...

Running Into A New Decade at Simonsig!

Saturday 25th January kickstarted our race calendar for 2020 and children from Simonsig joined in for some Trailfun action in the 5km fun-run category at Simonsig Wine Estate! With the cooler weather offering much relief for runners, the event was a weekend highlight for our team – made extra special by the cheesy medals which were awarded to all finishers! Thanks to our volunteer support runners for your ongoing commitment which helps us make these events a regular treat for our...

2019 Year End Report

2019 was a busy year at Anna Foundation! As always, it has been a privilege to have the support of such a dedicated team, who work tirelessly to ensure that our learners are not only cared for, but also given the tools they need for self-empowerment and personal growth. Many of you may be interested in reading about the achievements of Anna Foundation over the year. We invite you to peruse our latest Year End...

#GivingTuesday at Cofeeworks in Stellenbosch

Forget Black Friday, this year it’s all about Tuesday December 3rd, fondly known as Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement encouraging people to invest and give back to their community. For one day only, our friends at Coffeeworks at Specialized Stellenbosch donated all profits of coffee sold between opening and closing time to our 3Rs programme at Anna Foundation! We’re chuffed at the community reaction and would like to thank Coffeeworks for the initiative and for Read More

Night of Wonders at Hazendal Wine Estate

Anna Foundation was honoured to be chosen as a primary beneficiary for ‘Night of Wonders’ – a Benefit Gala and Auction held at Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The event marked Hazendal’s 320th birthday and celebrated 25 years of ownership by the Voloshin family. Aiming to raise awareness of the importance of youth education through play, the Hazendal team welcomed guests by leading them on a guided, interactive tour of Wonderdal, its immersive fantasy Edutainment centre that combines digital technology, award-winning...

Shoeboxoflove

Spread the Magic of Giving this Christmas

Pledge to make a #ShoeboxOfLove  Christmas is an exciting and magical time for children around the world, yet we hear of many South African parents asking how best to teach their own children the value of giving, while also helping them to understand the reality of Christmas for South African children living in poverty. Operation Shoebox is a shining example of how to keep the magic of Christmas alive while actively and creatively giving back to the community with a #ShoeboxOfLove. Every...

Linus van Onselen rides FNB Wines2Whales in support of The Anna Foundation

The Anna Foundation is thrilled to be teaming up with cycling champion, Linus Van Onselen, to ride the highly anticipated FNB Wines2Whales mountain biking event that kicks off on 25 October 2019. Van Onselen, a Stellenbosch resident, has a list of track, road and mountain bike accolades that precede him; including former South African record holder for track (40km), as well as the cyclist with the most sub-3 hour finishes in the Cape Town Cycle Tour (he has 28) and UCI...

Educational Update – September 2019

Three facilitator trainings took place during the 3rd tem. Trainings were consistently well attended and we welcomed six new facilitators to the group namely, Chaldene Willemse (Esperance Farm), Nyemeka Gcanga (Klawervlei Farm), Jody Botha (Nuystasie Primary), Margaret Windvogel (Simonsig Farm), Pamela Miller (Buffet Olives) and Asanda Hlekani (Leipzig Primary). July training The facilitators received feedback regarding the June examination and learner reports were distributed. Training focused on teaching grouping techniques to younger learners while the older learners were schooled in the two...

Night of Wonders at Hazendal Wine Estate

To celebrate 320 years since its establishment and 25 years of the Voloshin family ownership, Hazendal Wine Estate would love you to join them for a Night of Wonders on Friday 8th November, a benefit gala and auction in aid of youth education. Joining forces with The Anna Foundation, Hazendal is launching their newest initiative – introducing education through play to children in disadvantaged communities – inspired by the development of their immersive fantasy Edutainment Centre on the estate,