Mid-Term Report 2021

In the blink of an eye, we find ourselves mid-way through a new year. With equal amounts of pride and urgency, we want to shout from the rooftops “we are still here!” Amid rising Covid infection rates and prolonged school closures, we soldier on, educating and nurturing our children in rural and farming communities. Teaching hours at our after school centres have soared in 2021 as we help to catch up from school closures over thelast 15 months. One-to-one maths...

#Give70For70

Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart.Oprah WinfreyAre you looking for ways to support the Anna Foundation?Here’s an easy one!Exclusive Books are giving the gift of 70 books to 70 not for profit organisations in 2021 as part of the 70th Birthday celebrations!You can nominate the Anna Foundation by scanning the QR code in this image below or by clicking on the link and completing the...

Safety First, says Kanonkop!

Big thanks to Kanonkop for organising a fun but informative safety demonstration from the local police and fire departments for children living on the farm. The event took place at the Anna Foundation after school centre located on the wine estate at the end of October 2020.Kanonkop learners were made aware of the many dangers (some obvious, others not) that surround us in our local environments, including dams, fire hazards etc. They were also given sound guidance on...

Learning Power of LEGO

Christmas come early for our after school centres!What a spoil from the Rotary Club of Somerset West. These LEGO boxes were donated to Anna Foundation and delivered to our after school centres in Boland, Overberg and Langeberg over the course of last month.Students have already spent many an hour building, demolishing and rebuilding the new sets.LEGO improves fine motor skills, encourages teamwork and sparks creativity – sincere thanks to the Somerset West Rotary Club for their...

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...