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awarenet is an eLearning platform and social media tool that offers our learners a personal networking space, tools for blogging, online discussions and project work in wiki style incl. multi media. They learn how to present themselves online, how to connect and communicate responsibly in a secure and safe space. Groups meet on a weekly basis and work on various projects about culture, health, music, science, history and social services, whereby online and offline work is combined. Projects lead to major local activities and events such as public concerts, sport days, newspaper articles and social engagements. We further offer to install awarenet servers in existing computer labs and give combined introductory workshops for teachers, in which we train general IT skills and showcase how to integrate awarenet into the curriculum or co-curriculars. The platform is developed in such a way that remote schools without or interrupted Internet access can use it as well as it also functions when offline. The awarenet software is free open-source. The awarenet programme offers many opportunities to learners and teachers as well as partnering NGOs in the educational sector.
DR ANNA WERTLEN
Management & Finance
Dr Sarah Hanton
Coordination & Educational Advisor
Training & System Administration
Training & public relations
I LOVE AWARENET
The Grade 6 learners of the Grahamstown Adventist Primary School in the city of Grahamstown have been having poetry sessions organised by awarenet with one of the most well known artists in the Grahamstown community. He has been writing articles, stories and poetry… he is Harry Owen! (You can find him on Facebook or at myspace.)[…]
The Rotary Club in Pirna funds our SETA accreditation, which we have reported earlier. We have started the accreditation process in March this year, of which Kjetil Torp was the driving force. He has produced and collected a remarkable amount of documents, which are required by SETA, the Sector Education and Training Authority in South[…]
The awarenet Peace Day Concert took place at Noluthando Hall on the 28th of September. Since August, our awarenet students have been busy creating their own lyrics, melodies and choreographies for the annual Peace Day Concert. Corinne Cooper from Rhodes Music Department and Zukani Budaza from Sonic Art Studio taught the children musical skills and[…]
Our first month in South Africa and at the Village Scribe Association is already over! While the first week, due to all the new impressions, felt like an eternity, the rest of the month flew by very quickly. Mainly because it wasn’t exactly a slow start at work. But let’s start at the beginning. We[…]
Looking back at my voluntary service in South Africa, there were more surprises than what I would have expected. Having been overseas in New Zealand for a year and having travelled to South Africa before made me think that I knew everything and what to expect. Little did I know that this year in South[…]
It’s this time of year again! It’s time for our annual Peace Day Music Project! Five schools will once again participate in what will be the greatest event of the school year! In cooperation with the Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology represented by Corinne Cooper and the Sonic Art Studio represented by local hip-hop[…]
For this year’s Mandela Day and the Trading Live Mandela Week organised by Rhodes University Community Engagement, the awarenet team offered their services for a IsiXhosa lesson. With Mcvay as a native speaker and Kjetil being fluent, we decided to take up the challenge and teach the guys from the Department of Human Kinetics and[…]
date: 05.08.2016 time: 14.15 pm locations: Martin-Luther-Str. 78, 10825 Berlin, Germany Joza Youth Hub, Crn Ncame and Sani St, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa connected via Skype 1. Anna welcomed the present VSA members. Present: Anna Wertlen Larissa Willy Kjetil Torp Mcvay Boko Excused: Antje Hering Christoph Flügge Judith Flügge Sabine Wiekenberg Amanda McPhail Jan Baekeland[…]
I am Chiara Brendel, 18 years old and I just finished school. Maybe you already know – I will come to South Africa from September 2016 to August 2017 to do a voluntary service for the Village Scribe Association. But first something about me. My hobbys are reading and writing – which is why I[…]
Hello, my name is Lukas. I’m 18 years old and I’m from Greifswald, which is a rather small but very beautiful and lively city at the Baltic Sea, in the very northeast of Germany. Well, actually I’m living in a tiny village nearby, called Guest. But it is Greifswald, where I went to school until[…]