Swiss Epic 2021

Anna Foundation is proud to be selected as one of the chosen charities for the Swiss Epic 2021, alongside Pump for Peace, in their quest to develop the sport of mountain biking and provide access for those who are less fortunate.The Swiss Epic is part of the Epic Series’ flagship Legend event taking place between 17 and 21 August 2021.  Stretching across 347 kilometres of world-class mountain biking trails, the race is set among the breath-taking mountains and...

#InItForGood Competition

Sensing the synergy between the values of her employer, Corteva AgriScience and those of The Anna Foundation, the big hearted Aty Burger nominated us in a company-wide #InItForGood competition as her NGO of choice. Not only did she do us proud, but she won us a whopping R10,000! The aim of the #InItForGood competition focussed on: 1) For the good of farmers  – increasing livelihoods & sustainable farming 2) For the good of the land – soil health 3) For the good...

Mariska keeps giving back!

We are so proud of our scholarship pupil, Mariska, who noticed and acted upon the need within her own farm community for structured educational stimulation while schools are closed. Mariska reached out to us recently with a request for school learning material that she could use to teach younger children on the farm, who have been completely cut off from school since March, due to the lack of digital resources within their school and home environments. Our team put together several activity packs...

Winter Clothing Drive 2020

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell While winter may conjure up feelings of cosiness, warmth and over-indulgence, the stark reality of the upcoming colder months is that many South Africans in vulnerable communities are without adequate clothing to protect them from the chill. Winter 2020 marks an especially challenging time for all South Africans...

COVID-19: A message from Anna

I hope this message finds you safe and well! While we all adapt to a new way of living brought on by COVID-19, you may know that our after school projects are closed, which means that we are not able to reach our learners physically until further notice. These unforeseen circumstances have resulted in some inspired actions from our facilitator teams, who, over and above developing next term’s curriculum, are also working hard to create a library of short, ‘education-based’ video...

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...

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...