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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
Public Relations & Fundraising
Dr Sarah Hanton
Coordination & Educational Advisor
I LOVE AWARENET
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[…]
Before the 3rd term starts and we are head over heels involved with the next big project, we would like to introduce Thanduxolo Royi, who has been a great help to us during the past terms. Thandu started as and still is one of our awarenet learners, but since he has been part of the[…]
The annual National Arts Festival shook the otherwise drowsy small town of Grahamstown into sudden life. The multitude of colourful and lively people descending on town was a total onslaught on the senses of the small-town soul, passingly giving Grahamstown the feel of an international metropolis. It was then that the Village Scribe Team decided[…]
I was recently introduced to the 3-3-3 method of reporting about our work, which convinced me, so I am going to present our current developments to you today following this idea. 3 successes Over the years, we established annual awarenet projects that follow the school terms and provide useful knowledge to the learners. They motivate[…]
Awarenet is branching out and preparing a new course directed at educators teaching in higher grades in South African schools. The idea is that teachers be taught how to use awarenet constructively in the classroom, thereby making the educational content more fun, interactive and informative for students. Anyone who has stood in front of a[…]