Annual Report 2023

MESSAGE FROM ANNAIt’s a wrap! What a busy year we have had at the Anna Foundation in 2023.We welcomed 4 new projects this year, offering 160 new children access to all the benefits of our after school programmes. We provided 12 rural women with career opportunities and trained and upskilled them to perform the task of facilitator at the new after schools. It has been so rewarding to observe the growth in both the children and these women over this...

Half Year Report 2023

MESSAGE FROM ANNAIt is safe to say the Cape winter has arrived. Many of our projects and families in the Langeberg region were impacted by the floods recently experienced. We are grateful for the support we could offer these children during this time, and for the many helping hands that donated blankets, warm clothing and food.We have had an incredibly full 6 months. We welcomed 2 new projects on board, offering 60 new children access to our programmes and support....

First Term Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM ANNA“It feels almost strange to start by saying ‘Welcome to 2023’! This year has been so incredibly full, it is hard to believe we are already in March. I feel inspired reading through this newsletter and noting all the achievements accomplished: some seemingly small and others clearly large!For me personally, I love the story we share on Mariska and Hazel. These girls are both past learners of the Anna Foundation who matriculated through our programmes. I remember them...

Kicking off the Year in Style!

On Friday 13 January, the Anna Foundation welcomed a team of American University students to kick off the year in style with a soccer skills clinic. As part of their sports tour to South Africa, the Case Western University Women’s Soccer team chose to visit the Anna Foundation’s after-school project in Robertson for a day filled with fun, games and skills development. After taking a tour of the after-school’s facilities and learning about the educational, sports and life skills support offered...

3 R’s: Reading, Running Righting February News

Reading (Education): Good auditory skills have amongst others, significant benefits for learning reading. This month our facilitators focus on auditory perception and how to apply it in shared reading. These listening skills are practiced by playing auditory games with the children on a regular basis and then reading a story with questions that follow on from what they have just read.  The Grade R – 3’s focus on sounds at the start and ends of words, while the Grade 4...

My Body

3 R’s: Reading, Running, Righting January News

Reading (Education): The current worksheet theme is “My Body”. Facilitators are trained how to incorporate creative and exciting introductions to make lessons more effective and bring the theme to life. Hangman, spelling competitions and even drawing with feet or blindfolded is a huge hit but also very effective!  Fun games incorporated into the topic help children practice spelling which will ultimately enhance their writing skills and help them remember what they learn. Running (Sport): Sit-ups, planking, sprints and endurance running...

Gun Run 2016!

Well before sunrise on 16 October, 200 children and facilitators in Montagu, Ashton, Robertson and Worcester, clambered onto buses for the 2 hour (-plus!) trip to Cape Town, ready to run. The day of the Gun Run had finally arrived, and we were the proud beneficiaries. For many children, this was not only the first trip out of town but also their first time in Cape Town, AND seeing the sea! Yellow t-shirts dominated Beach Road in our special 5km run. The...

Podium Finishers

We are extremely proud of our boys and girls from Buffet Olives farm who rode in the Buffet Olives MTB Classic on 23 October. All of our children did incredibly well and Curtley (photo, left) finished 3rd overall in the Mens’ 14km mountain bike event! In the Mens’ 5km race, Linwill came 1st and Sturton, 3rd while in the Ladies’ event, Vanashly came 1st and Jadelyn finished in 2nd place. We are certainly seeing some talent in our youngsters! PHOTO CREDIT: John Hishin –...