Kicking off the Year in Style!

On Friday 13 January, the Anna Foundation welcomed a team of American University students to kick off the year in style with a soccer skills clinic. As part of their sports tour to South Africa, the Case Western University Women’s Soccer team chose to visit the Anna Foundation’s after-school project in Robertson for a day filled with fun, games and skills development. After taking a tour of the after-school’s facilities and learning about the educational, sports and life skills support offered...

Team Anna Foundation Take on the Wines2Whales Trails for Education in the Winelands

In the 2021 edition of the FNB Wines2Whales 3-day stage mountain biking race, Team Anna Foundation rode to raise over R100 000 in donations for the local charity to be able to open a new afterschool programme at the Primary School in Raithby – a rural farming community in the Cape Winelands. This November, the team of Six Stellenbosch Superstars are returning to the trails to raise funds to further develop the project and ensure the rural children of Raithby...

Mid-Year Report

It has been an incredibly fast-paced and jam-packed first half of the year at the Anna Foundation. In a way, it feels like we made up for many of the opportunities we could not offer the children in the previous 2 years! This has taken admirable dedication from all of our staff members, going above and beyond what is required of them on a daily basis. I feel incredibly grateful to have this team of passionate people investing so much...

A Day Out On the Farm

The Anna Foundation’s afterschool programmes are located on various working farms throughout the Western Cape, and the majority of our learners are farm workers’ children. Having grown up on the farm, the children are accustomed to sights of the surrounding vineyards and the visitors entering the tasting rooms, but many of them have not put together the entire puzzle of what exactly is happening around them. This past term, we collaborated with our agricultural partners to organize educational farm tours...

A Trip to the Theatre

The curtains of 2022 have opened to reveal many magical adventures for the children of the Anna Foundation. The wonderful people of The Playhouse Theatre and The Drama Factory in Somerset West have set aside theatre seats for our children to attend four fantastic productions this past term. First off, the younger children from our Neethlingshof after-school went diving into the depths of The Playhouse Theatre to learn the tale of The...

2022 Absa Cape Epic

The Anna Foundation has been an official charity of the Absa Cape Epic for almost ten years, and this partnership has proudly continued to grow in 2022! The world-renowned mountain biking event took place between 20-27 March this year, and the Anna Foundation were thrilled to be a part of it all from registration day at Lourensford, through to the finish line at Val de Vie. The children of our after-schools spent many an afternoon in February...

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...

World Environment Day

I have learned you are never too small to make a difference. – Gretha Thunberg To acknowledge and honour World Environment Day on Saturday 5h June, Anna Foundation learners from Neethlingshof joined forces with Dreyer Cleaning and Utility Services and took to the streets of Stellenbosch to do their bit for the environment. Armed with gloves, rubbish bags, rakes and a ‘can-do’ attitude, they made light work of a full clean-up of Victoria Street, by enthusiastically removing piles of Autumn leaves from the gutters and picking...

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...

Virtual Absa Cape Epic 2021

As a primary charity of the ABSA Cape Epic 2021, the Anna Foundation is proud to show our support of the Virtual Absa Cape Epic on Zwift, the first mountain bike stage race ever to be hosted on Zwift. Taking place between 7 and 14 March 2021 the event will be presented by key sponsors Oakley, Dimension Data, ABUS and Assos. Foundation director Anna Brom is riding all four event stages, covering...