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,  

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...