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 and specialist in human movement studies have been involved in the programme design.

Marike Naude of the Esperance Farmstay says it’s not just the children and farm who are overjoyed at this new development, but the whole community is abuzz with excitement.

Members from the communities have been trained by the Anna Foundation to facilitate these after-schools. At Nuy Stasie, the facilitators are Chantel Shortles, Petronella Arendse, Marcheline Arendse and Marno Oliphant. Esperance’s facilitator is Sophia Lukas.

Sophia Lukas from the Esperance after-school told us that the children have a soft spot for the drama and sports aspect of the programme. In fact, they enjoyed it so much that one of the grade 7 learners even offered to present/facilitate one of the drama activities!

Stories like these are heart-warming, as the Anna Foundation strives to develop children’s self-confidence and self-esteem through drama and sport!