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...

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...

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...

Kanonkop Trailrun

Trail Fun in the Winelands!

Running is one of the three pillars of our 3 Rs Programme, so it is only fitting that our children LOVE TO RUN! And certainly nothing has changed in 2022. The Anna Foundation children have already taken part in three running events this year, and plan to do many more. Trailfun hosts a league of trail running events on various wine farms throughout the Western Cape on Saturday mornings, and they have kindly hosted the Anna Foundation in three of...

Team Anna Foundation Rides To Close The Education Gap

It seems all single-track leads to Hermanus this November for the much-anticipated FNB Wines2Whales 3-day stage race. One charity cycling team making a bright yellow splash at the event is Team Anna Foundation. The 10-strong band of Cape Winelands residents hopes to raise awareness and funds to help close the education gap within the Western Cape’s disadvantaged rural and farming communities.  Collectively, the group is a cycling force to be reckoned with, boasting an exhaustive list of cycling accolades in their...

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...

Annual Report 2020

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”As I reflect on the year, this quote from Nelson Mandela springs to mind. In 2020, Anna Foundation turns 15. A huge milestone for us, one that we anticipated celebrating very differently, surrounded by friends, family and our loyal supporters. But it was not to be! Yet 2020 has gifted us in other ways. It has, for example, revealed the...

Anna Foundation partners with Willow Wellness to beat the Cape Winter

Supplement manufacturer sponsors 100 children with monthly Covid-19 multivitamin   Stellenbosch-based non-profit organisation Anna Foundation has always followed a holistic approach to youth education. This is reflective in their flagship after school programme The 3Rs that focuses on Reading, Running and Right-ing (referring to ‘right living’).   Similarly, this winter the Foundation adopted a holistic approach to combatting Covid-19. Over and above their efforts to keep learners’ bodies well-nourished during lockdown, they were proud to partner with supplements manufacturer, Willow Wellness, who sponsored 100...

Ride the Absa Cape Epic 2021 for Anna Foundation

Get your hands on an Absa Cape Epic 2021 Charity Entry!  Public entries for next year’s event sold out in seconds, but you can still enter a team for The Race That Measures All in support of the Anna Foundation. A Charity Entry ticket for a team of two (payable by 15 June 2020) = R92,900 (ticket price) + R50,000 charity donation = TOTAL R142,900. Since the Foundation’s first association with the event seven years ago, riding has become the fourth ‘R’ to our 3Rs...