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The Anna Foundation is a non-profit organisation that runs after-school centres for the children of farm labourers, within rural schools, and in children’s homes throughout the Western Cape. It was started in 2005 to provide a safe and constructive place for rural children living on farms (Grade R - 12) to be after the school gates close.  It is at these after-school centres that our professionally designed 3 R’s Programme: “Reading, Running, Right-ing” is implemented. 

Our aim ?   To offer rural children lifelong learning in order to build positive self-worth and self-respect.

The secondary objective of the Anna Foundation is to provide on-going training for local farm women - the majority of whom do not have a background in education. They are equipped with skills and provided with the support they need to feel confident and to successfully run the programme in the afternoons.  This ensures that there is sustainable support for the children from within their own community.

PRIMARY ACTIVITES:

The Anna Foundation’s primary activities are :

  • Educational and reading programmes; Remedial programmes; Homework support
  • Sports programmes
  • Life skills activities
  • Training of rural women

CONTEXT IN WHICH THE ANNA FOUNDATION WORKS

Children in rural areas are largely under-serviced due to their isolation. Rural schools tend to be under-resourced and under-staffed while classrooms are multi-grade and overcrowded.  Children often return home from school to an empty house as parents are at work. Parents who are at home don’t always have the ability to assist their child with school work or simply do not take an interest, not fully understanding the importance of having an education. The Anna Foundation’s 3 R’s programme is holistic in nature and meets the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable rural children.

In the farming communities there is often a sense of helplessness, apathy and farm workers often suffer from low self-esteem.  Women living in the farming and rural communities are empowered by being trained and given the skills to implement the daily running of the 3 R's Programme.  We want the women to feel proud about their role as an educator, enthusiastically grow and grant them with an opportunity to better themselves.

AREAS IN WHICH THE ANNA FOUNDATION WORKS:

Projects are based in various rural areas of the Western Cape:

BOLAND

Stellenbosch, Paarl

LANGEBERG/BREEDE RIVER VALLEY

Robertson, Ashton, Bonnievale, Worcester, Montagu

WITZENBERG

Tulbagh

SWARTLAND

Moorreesburg

OVERBERG

Grabouw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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