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,  

Life Skills Training Update – Sept 2019

The themes for the last few months were: teamwork, problem solving, creativity, body and spatial awareness and empathy.  While our key focus was on working together as a group to be able to complete and enjoy the life skills games, we noted many outcomes from our sessions. Teamwork: Working as a team helped learners to be more patient with each other and taught them how to communicate with one another in a respectful way. With this mind set, they were able...

Art, Science and Entertainment Meets at the Iziko Planetarium

On the afternoon of 13 June, kids from our Groot Constantia after-school went on an adventure to the city centre and the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome. It was heart-warming to see their star-struck faces as they went on a virtual voyage to follow the secrets of The Sun, Our Living Star in this animated planetarium show. Thank you to Wardah Harris and the team at Iziko for welcoming us with open arms! A few facts our kids took home with...

Food for Thought: Food for Mzansi features the Anna Foundation

Food for Mzansi is an initiative to introduce South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. They unashamedly share success stories and good news from the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa. They believe in the power of agriculture to promote nation building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society. All of us at the Anna Foundation were excited when they contacted us to feature a story on the foundation from...

Nuy Valley Festival: Fun in the Country!

Saturday, 11 May 2019 The kids from our Leipzig after-school enjoyed a beautiful trail run through the vineyards and valley as part of the Nuy Valley Festival this past weekend. They even took first, second and third place in the 5 km trail run. We are very proud! A warm thanks to Run the Vines, who provided us with free entry into the race, as well as to the hosts for making this day possible.Nuy Winery at Nuy on the Hill Willow Creek Olive...