|IN OUR AUGUST EDITION:|
A huge shout out goes to all our marathon runners getting ready to take on the Cape Town Marathon in just 3 weeks! Thank you to all of you for choosing to run for the Anna Foundation and raising funds for our cause. We wish you the best of luck and if you do pass me, please SMILE (no grimacing allowed)☺. All funds raised by these runners and their supporters will be used towards our new projects in the Langeberg.
On that note, we welcome 2 new projects in our Langeberg area this month: Weltevrede from Bonnievale and Nuwerus from Worcestor. We are very excited about our expansion in these areas and welcome these new children on board!
Tekkies on, let’s go!
3 R's Reading, Running, Right-ing News
This month in the education hour ('Reading') the children work in groups in a practical lesson to build and demonstrate different habitats, complete with plants, animals and vegetation. We find out how to take good care of our pets and use animal masks in a role-play story. Children learn about energy and ways in which we can look after our environment. In another practical we plan, design and build new objects from recyclable material. In the sports lessons ('Running') it’s time for touch rugby while in the life skills lessons ('Right-ing') the Grade R – 3’s learn about emotions and empathy. Our Grade 4 – 12’s also explore emotions as well as tackling problem-solving through different drama games.
First Aid Course for Facilitators
Our Langeberg facilitators recently completed a two-day First Aid course run by Sozo Medical Rescue and Training. They were all very nervous at first, especially as they had to write an exam at the end, but they all passed with flying colours. Our ladies are now equipped with valuable skills which can be put into practice not only at the after-schools, but also in their communities.
Shoebox Registration is Open!
The Shoebox of Love Programme is now open for 2015 and you can now register to 'adopt' a vulnerable child via the Shoebox website. Once registered you'll be given a child’s personal details and personal 'likes' which will help you make up a customised gift for them. These are then distributed to the various organisations and handed out at Year End parties during November and December.
|Shoebox has been a tremendous support to the Anna Foundation, not only in giving each of our children a shoebox gift, but all year round in a variety of ways and we really appreciate them! The Shoebox of Love Programme (commonly known as ‘Shoebox’) is an initiative of Operation Shoebox. www.operationshoebox.co.za|
Thank you to everyone who has supported us this month!