Life Skills Report April 2020

Our Life Skills Programme is exciting and fun and this term we have had many laughs together. An important lesson learnt is that “we do not laugh at each other, but with each other!” The concept of using play activities, dance, music and enactment to learn about the world and process life situations is not new. Humans have been doing this through the centuries. Children also do this in a very natural way. Unfortunately the environments in which some children find...

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...

A night of laughter spent at the Playhouse Theatre

Thursday evening, 25 April One of our 3 Rs (Right-ing) uses drama to teach life skills and self-confidence. So, we were over the moon when treated to a special preview performance of Cinderella the Panto at the Playhouse Theatre Somerset West! Thank you for an evening of magic! The kids from our Neethlingshof after-school were captivated from beginning to end. It’s so important that our future generation be introduced to the enchantment of the performing arts....

Anna Foundation teenagers enjoying nature in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

As part of the Anna Foundation teenage workshops through USIKO our teenagers enjoyed an energising hike in the valley of Jonkershoek.   For many of our teenagers, (who do not have the opportunity to have outings like this and often just stay on their farms on the weekend,) this was a really unique experience.  They all enjoyed the walk and engaging with nature.  The hike was beautifully organised by USIKO and we are very grateful to them.   Leana Claasen our...

Anna Foundation Teenagers benefit from Usiko Youth Development Project

The Anna Foundation believes in a sustainable future for each and every learner attending the Anna Foundation after school programme. Workshops are provided for our teenagers to guide them to dream of their own positive path in life. Recently our teenagers benefited from the Usiko Stellenbosch Youth Development Project, a programme to build resilience, self-reliance, independence and self-esteem. Our Anna Foundation teenagers from our after schools of Kanonkop Wine EstateGroot Constantia

Night of enchantment at The Playhouse Theatre

A wonderful evening of enchantment in the ‘forests’ of Hansel and Gretel! The Playhouse Theatre Somerset West put on a fantastic performance of beautiful dancing and singing! The Anna Foundation children enjoyed it thoroughly. As part of our life skills and drama curriculum, the children are exposed to some theatrical performances and stage shows. Thanks to The Playhouse for the tickets and to Shoprite South Africa for the donation of snacks. ...

Iconic wine brands, Kanonkop, Fairview and Groot Constantia have joined the Anna Foundation

Iconic wine brands, Kanonkop Wine Estate, Fairview Wine and Cheese and Groot Constantia have joined 18 other farms in the Western Cape to offer the children of farm workers an extended academic, sports and life skills after schools programme in partnership with the Anna Foundation. The education and empowerment of children residing on these farms is a top priority of the owners and the ‘3R’s’ programme has been selected for its academic integrity, long-term   impact and sustainability. The ‘3 R’s’ refer to Reading, Running...

Leopard conservation by mountain bike!

To raise awareness of leopard conservation, two charity beneficiaries of the AbsaCape Epic are working together. The children from our Anna Foundation are being hosted by the The Cape Leopard Trust to explore wild areas by bike and on foot to seek spoor, tracks or signs of other wildlife. Yesterday a group of children from the Anna Foundation Buffet Olives after school programme enjoyed...

Stellenbosch hosts the UCI MTB World Cup 2018 – Anna Foundation was there!

The Anna Foundation children were in cheering on the world’s best mountain bikers at theUCI MTB World Cup – Stellenbosch on 10 March 2018. What an epic event! The Anna Foundation children benefited from watching the riders and being stunned by their technical MTB skills at this world class event. Cycling is part of the Anna Foundation’s sports programme and developing an appreciation of the sport is important. Thank you to the organisers and well done...