Reaching the Rural Children of Raithby

On 25 July 2022 we had the delight of opening a new afterschool project at Raithby Primary School in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Up until now, many learners have stood outside the school every afternoon, unattended, waiting for their transport to take them home. Now that we have begun to facilitate our “3 Rs Programme” in the afternoons, however, these children have the opportunity to take part in facilitated educational, sports and life-skills activities that encourage powerful life-long learning. It was upon...

Women of the Anna Foundation

In working towards encouraging the holistic development of underprivileged rural children, one of the Anna Foundation’s top priorities is to empower, equip and employ local women to support the children in their communities through our “3 Rs Programme: Reading, Running, Right-ing”.  We currently train and employ 35 rural women to facilitate our professionally developed programme at 17 rural after-school projects. These ladies are the real heroes of the Foundation who pour their love and time into our learners, day in...

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...

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...

Running with the goats at the Fairview Goat Run

The annual Fairview Goat Run event this weekend included the Anna Foundation children from Kanonkop, Buffet Olives as well as Fairview‘s very own farmworker’s children from their Anna Foundation after school. The focus at this event was to introduce the much younger children to recreational exercise by starting with the 5km walk, before building up to the 5km fun runs  regularly done as part of the Anna Foundation 3R’s (including running/sports) programme.   ...

Qhubeka donates another 20 commuter bikes to the Anna Foundation

Qhubeka Charity making a big difference to lives of our Anna Foundation after school children. One of our farms MRT(Monteith Rural Transformation) Development Project , which have large commuter distances between their farm workers homes, school and after school received commuter bikes from Qhubeka, who are also beneficiary partners of the Absa Cape Epic. Thank you Qhubeka. ...

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. ...