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...

Vitamin Drive to combat Covid-19

Help us give our learners a fighting chance against Covid-19 during the colder months of June, July and August, by supporting our vitamin drive.   With winter on its way, the Anna Foundation is asking for your help! We have under our wing over 700 school children in rural and farming communities in the Western Cape who attend our after-school projects. This winter, not only do they have the cold and rainy weather to contend with, they’re also faced with the spread of...

The Biking Bug Has Bitten Neethlingshof!

It may not have been the Cape Epic 2020 that everyone was waiting for, but there is always a light shining somewhere if you look for it. Following a recent skills training session with racing champion, Ariane Lüthi, it appears that the riding bug has truly bitten for the group of Anna Foundation learners from Neethlingshof who attended. In particular, three young ladies, Kelly De Villiers, Grade 8, Lee Kay Cloete and Junay Williams, Grade 9, had been particularly anxious...

Nuy Valley Festival: Fun in the Country!

Saturday, 11 May 2019 The kids from our Leipzig after-school enjoyed a beautiful trail run through the vineyards and valley as part of the Nuy Valley Festival this past weekend. They even took first, second and third place in the 5 km trail run. We are very proud! A warm thanks to Run the Vines, who provided us with free entry into the race, as well as to the hosts for making this day possible.Nuy Winery at Nuy on the Hill Willow Creek Olive...

Communities buzzing with excitement at the opening of two new after-schools!

Official opening: Monday, 15 April 2019 In addition to our 16 already-established projects, we are thrilled to announce the opening of two brand-new after-schools in the past week!There are 65 children enrolled at the one new project: Nuy Stasie (Nuy, Worcester) There are 20 children enrolled at the other project: Esperance Farmstay (Overhex, Worcester)The after-school programme runs five days a week from 15:00 – 17:00 and includes education, sports and life skills activities that have been professionally designed by educational specialists. A drama therapist...