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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 Village Scribe Association was invited to talk about the awarenet programme at the University of the Third Age in Grahamstown on the 16th of February. The University of the Third Age is an international movement of mostly retired but intellectually active citizens who believe learning is a life-long process which also continues in the[…]
For the fifth time, the VSA joined SAGE Net.’s selection day. Four years in a row already, volunteers from Germany have supported the awarenet programme by coming over to Grahamstown to work with us for an entire year. We are grateful, but even more proud of our successful cooperation with SAGE Net. Together, we believe[…]
Hi World! There is a wise quote that says: “Follow your heart and live passion”. I was born in Grahamstown, the City of Saints. I grew up with a lovely half-a-dozen family (family of six). My father owned a personal computer, which we would explore every day after school. As children at home we would[…]
The last year might not have been a good one for the world, but it definitely was a good one for awarenet and the Village Scribe Association. As usual, we conducted awarenet lessons throughout the year, and carried out projects each term. In the first term we started with teaching our new students the basics[…]
In the 4th term in the South African academic year the Village Scribe Association traditionally carries out a project that deals with South African culture and tradition, but also with engagement in the society. Lukas and me thought about some new ideas for that project and finally came up with the plan to create short[…]
During the last term we did a video documentary project with our learners. Every Group chose a topic that is relevant to them and somehow connected to the local community. We wanted them to do as much as possible by themselves, but we also wanted to produce videos that look as professional as possible. It[…]
The end of the year 2016 is approaching fast. Most of you will look forward to their holidays and the festive season. Why not embrace others in your luck? If you feel that you have had a good year and not much to complain about, share your luck with the less fortunate by donating towards[…]
One of the ideas behind the awarenet program is to better utilize the existing computer facilities at local schools. While the lack of equipment obviously is one of the key reasons for the poorly developed IT skills amongst the youth of South Africa, the lack of specifically trained teachers seems to be even more of[…]
The VSA was part of the #GivingTuesday campaign again this year. #GivingTuesday gives you the opportunity to help people in need even if you have no time to do so yourself. You can support the people who are engaged in social development by simply donating your year-end gift to an organisation like us. 🙂 We[…]
I have been co-operating with my fellow awarenet team in assisting and helping where I could with awarenet sessions at schools and at the hub for a year, until recently this year. I have been assigned with a group of my own to facilitate and work with. The awarenet group I was assigned to is[…]