IRONAID Covid-19 Support Grant

The IRONMAN Foundation creates positive, tangible change in race communities around the world. As an official charity of the Absa Cape Epic, part of the IRONMAN stable, Anna Foundation was humbled to be awarded an IRONAID Covid-19 Support Grant of $2,500 to use on our Covid-19 response. This short video was featured during a segment of the IRONMAN Virtual Race (VR) Pro Challenge coverage on the Facebook Watch channel, IRONMAN Now.  IronAid Covid-19 Relief {"type":"video","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/annafoundation.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/08\/My-Movie-Medium.mov","type":"video\/quicktime","title":"IronAid...

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...

Lockdown: Accessing Education in Rural Communities

Since 26 March 2020, South Africa has been in national lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. With Anna Foundation’s after-school projects closed temporarily, our teams have been working on ways to best access our students in their homes to provide ongoing tutelage despite the physical absence. The majority of learner’ families lack digital connectivity in their homes and tend to access internet on smartphones using pay-as-you-go data. For this reason, we started off by sharing short, low-resolution...

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...

Educational Update April 2020

January The first training session in January started with an icebreaker leading up to educating facilitators on team work and setting goals for the year. The main focus was on classroom management, discipline and the role of facilitators in the programme. Facilitators soon realised their required contribution in making the programme a success and were shown how classroom management and discipline contribute to the provision of a better afterschool environment. They were given an example of a lesson plan and spent...

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...

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...