RIDING WITH CYCLING HERO, ARIANE LÜTHI, AHEAD OF ABSA CAPE EPIC

On Monday (25 February), everything played along to transform an ordinary day into the perfect afternoon. The scorching Stellenbosch heat calmed down and was replaced with a cool breeze. Against the picturesque mountain as backdrop, five young Anna Foundation cyclists from the Simonsig after-school met their hero, Ariane Lüthi. The Swiss superstar is a multiple winner of the most gruelling mountain bike stage races in the world, including the ABSA Cape Epic, the Cape Pioneer Trek and the Swiss Epic. Initially shy,...

ShadowBall training at Monteith: Future Springboks in the making?

Last week (15 February), Monteith’s after-school children upgraded their rugby skills using the ShadowBall, a world-first in rugby equipment! The four coaches from ShadowBall (Mpho, Carlo, Tsheko and Ismael) transformed what would have been a quiet, hot Friday afternoon into a fun, memorable one that had the kids passing, kicking and moving to the beat. https://annafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/WhatsApp-Video-2019-02-16-at-12.52.59.mp4 The training session started with drills, breaking up a normal pass into separate activities. Next, the kids were taught the 360 degree turn, where the ball...

WINS AND SMILES ON SCENIC STELLENBOSCH TRAILS

The past weekend was an active one for the Anna Foundation’s children. With such lovely weather and scenic trails, we wouldn’t have it any other way! On Saturday (9 February), the children from the Simonsig after-school brightened up the 5 km Simonsig Fun Run hosted by Trail Fun Series. Bradwill Arendse (grade 7), had an excellent race time of just 26 minutes! All the other children also did an amazing job and enjoyed playing and having ice cream afterwards. The fun continued...

Fit February: Join our upcoming races and events

January was just a trial month. Reset your fitness resolutions in February! We’ll be at the following races and events in February (click on LINKS BELOW for details). If you’re there, come say hello at our stand, or if you’d like to be a support runner, send us an email at info@annafoundation.com 2 February: Stellenbosch Harvest Parade 9 February, Simonsig Trail Run (5 km) 10 February, Fairtree Trail Run (7 km) 19 February, Neethlingshof Night Run (5 km) Stellenbosch Harvest...

Recapping the basics: First facilitator training of 2019

On 17 and 18 January, the Anna Foundation training team visited the Graham Beck Training Centre in Robertson and the Van der Stel Sports Centre in Stellenbosch respectively. The team was welcomed by 22 facilitators in Robertson and 18 facilitators in Stellenbosch. The event that brought everyone together? The first facilitator training session for the new year! The rural women who teach at the Anna Foundation’s after-schools receive monthly training, where new skills and best practices are shared, as well as tips and...

Running into the New Year with volunteer Mia Uys

A new year often goes hand in hand with new resolutions. Depending on our own circumstances, it can be anything ranging from starting an exercise routine, saving more or giving back to the community through volunteer work. We reckon, why not do it all – and Mia Uys is the perfect example. We met up with the multifaceted Mia Uys – enthusiastic trail runner, Master’s student, long-term Anna Foundation volunteer and forgood Global Citizenship Winner of the month (November 2018)...

Anna Foundation teenagers enjoying nature in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

As part of the Anna Foundation teenage workshops through USIKO our teenagers enjoyed an energising hike in the valley of Jonkershoek.   For many of our teenagers, (who do not have the opportunity to have outings like this and often just stay on their farms on the weekend,) this was a really unique experience.  They all enjoyed the walk and engaging with nature.  The hike was beautifully organised by USIKO and we are very grateful to them.   Leana Claasen our...

Anna Foundation made official beneficiary of the Old Mutual Two Oceans 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Anna Foundation has been selected as one of the official beneficiaries of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2019!  The children of the Anna Foundation enjoy a running development programme and attend fun runs as part of the Anna Foundation after school Sports programme for disadvantaged learners in the rural Western Cape. The sports programme forms part of the The Anna Foundation’s 3R’s programme (“Reading Running Right-ing”) – improving levels of literacy, developing...

Anna Foundation Teenagers benefit from Usiko Youth Development Project

The Anna Foundation believes in a sustainable future for each and every learner attending the Anna Foundation after school programme. Workshops are provided for our teenagers to guide them to dream of their own positive path in life. Recently our teenagers benefited from the Usiko Stellenbosch Youth Development Project, a programme to build resilience, self-reliance, independence and self-esteem. Our Anna Foundation teenagers from our after schools of Kanonkop Wine EstateGroot Constantia