Mariska at school

Mariska in Matric

Mariska Goliath is a member of our scholarship programme who we met at one of our farm projects in 2010. Although Mariska was only in pre-primary at the time, we recognized a resilient twinkle in her eye despite her difficult family circumstances and lack of opportunities. Since then, we have been able to enrol and support her through 11 years of schooling at Stellenbosch Primary and Stellenbosch High School. We have been so proud to watch her grow into a...

Hellos and Goodbyes

Within this first term of 2022, there has been much exciting movement in the Anna Foundation team. In the head office, we have welcomed Marike Pieterse as our new Education Coordinator and Project Manager. With eight years of primary school teaching experience, Marike has a passion to improve, enhance and enrich the education practices in our country. Marike has brought with her a revitalising energy to our education programme that has been contagious amongst the...

Wonderbox Boys

The WonderBox: A Gift that Keeps on Giving!

Our partnership with Wonderdal is one which began in 2019 and has continued to blossom since. Wonderdal is a state-of-the-art interactive edutainment centre for children on the beautiful Hazendal Estate. The wonderful world of Wonderdal is a magical and educational experience, with the power to open a child’s mind to the worlds of science, nature and learning in a new way. Not all children have the resources to access this wonderful world of...

LEGO League IT Course

As part of the LEGO league arranged by On The Ball Foundation, three girls from our Arabella after school project were selected to participate in a 12-week IT course that centered on robotics and technology.  On The Ball sponsored both the LEGO and iPads needed to participate, and over the duration of the course, students worked in teams to build LEGO masterpieces, using iPads to add sound and movement to their creations. The course gave our learners the opportunity to practice...

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 Winfrey Are 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...