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...

International auction raises funds for the Anna Foundation!

On a recent visit to Asia for the Wines of South Africa Road Show, Kanonkop’s importers in Hong Kong – Northeast Wines & Spirits Ltd – raised about R50,000 for the Anna Foundation during a silent auction. As you might know, Kanonkop is one of the farms who partner with the Anna Foundation and has an after-school on its premises. “Six lots went on auction and raised nearly R50 000 for an organisation...

A night of laughter spent at the Playhouse Theatre

Thursday evening, 25 April One of our 3 Rs (Right-ing) uses drama to teach life skills and self-confidence. So, we were over the moon when treated to a special preview performance of Cinderella the Panto at the Playhouse Theatre Somerset West! Thank you for an evening of magic! The kids from our Neethlingshof after-school were captivated from beginning to end. It’s so important that our future generation be introduced to the enchantment of the performing arts....

Communities buzzing with excitement at the opening of two new after-schools!

Official opening: Monday, 15 April 2019 In addition to our 16 already-established projects, we are thrilled to announce the opening of two brand-new after-schools in the past week!There are 65 children enrolled at the one new project: Nuy Stasie (Nuy, Worcester) There are 20 children enrolled at the other project: Esperance Farmstay (Overhex, Worcester)The after-school programme runs five days a week from 15:00 – 17:00 and includes education, sports and life skills activities that have been professionally designed by educational specialists. A drama therapist...

We are an official beneficiary of the FNB Wines2Whales!

It’s an honour to share the good news with you: we are now an official beneficiary of the FNB Wines2Whales! “You can #rideforus: raising funds in aid of education while you train for and ride the 3-day stage race. If you’re interested, email us at info@annafoundation.com for more details.” You could also create your teams’s own fundraising project – check out our campaign on GivenGain. Share your cause on social media and rally your friends and family to support you! The three...

LumoHawk hands over custom-made glasses to Simonsig after-school

LumoHawk Foundation returned to sunny Stellenbosch on Friday, 5 April to facilitate the first in a series of glasses’ handovers, this one at Simonsig after-school. The next handover is due on 13 April in Grabouw, for the Monteith after-school. During the 2019 Absa Cape Epic, LumoHawk’s team of student optometrists from the University of Johannesburg tested the eyes of 148 children in total. Those who were identified as needing glasses will now receive custom-made spectacles as part of Joel Stransky’s initiative, in partnership with...

Swiss donors with hearts of gold: Thank you, Team Bike2Help/Merida

Mahatma Gandhi said we need to “be the change that (we) wish to see in the world.” Swiss donors and Cape Epic riders, Björn Tschnenett and Bernard Aebli, are the perfect example of change. We had the pleasure of meeting them at the recent 2019 Cape Epic; and their passion for changing the future of education is truly infectious. Via Bike2Help, they donated R13 623.66 to the Anna Foundation! On the last day of the Cape Epic, they handed over a voucher for...

LumoHawk offers eye testing and Focus Optical provides spectacles as part of 2019 Absa Cape Epic!

The LumoHawk Foundation, Joel Stransky’s brainchild, partnered with the Anna Foundation during the recent  Cape Epic as part of Absa’s Vision 2020. The lovely team of students from the Optometry Faculty at the University of Johannesburg tested nearly 100 children’s eyesight along the famous route! Focus Optical will provide spectacles for those children who need them.   “It is estimated that around 20% of children in South Africa have eye problems, which can have a huge impact on a child’s education....

Meeting with Cape Epic favourites, Team BULLS Legends

12 March 2019 Amidst the hype of the upcoming 2019 Absa Cape Epic, professional cyclists Karl Platt and Alban Lakata of Team BULLS Legends met with the children from our Buffet Olives after-school. We are thankful to these two humble riders for taking time to inspire our children, who look up to them! Also, a warm thanks to Brent Abrahams Wempic Photography for capturing this special event! Before chatting to their idols, the group of 40 strong performed a song especially prepared...