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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
Last weekend Max and Xenia (the new volunteers from Germany) arrived in Grahamstown. Since then we have been busy showing them everything they need to know or might want to know. All that time I was trying to recall how I felt seeing all those things for the first time. It feels so distant already,[…]
On the 6th of July, an excited bunch of awarenet learners trekked down the hill to see “Themba’s dream”, one of the multitude of shows Grahamstownians are treated to during the Arts’ festival. The learners in question were the winners of the awarenet Sports Day competitions in soccer and netball, so after all that running[…]
VSA AGM 2017 – Minutes 24.07.17 18 pm Martin-Luther-Str. 78, 10825 Berlin, Germany 6 Durban Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa Welcome and excused Delayed start at 18:38 pm due to technical problems. Present: Anna Wertlen Ronald Wertlen Kjetil Torp Chiara Brendel Lukas Hüneke Sarah Hanton Excused: Christoph Flügge Judith Flügge Treasurer’s report Annual[…]
On the 10th of July, Kjetil from the VSA team held a lecture and practical session for students who participate in the part-time Bachelor of Education in Information and Communication Technology programme at Rhodes University. These students are full-time teachers who a few intensive weeks of the year are trained by Rhodes University’s Professional Development[…]
„I’m always the one writing the personal blogposts“ Lukas complains, sitting next to me on a couch at the Wild Coast, Mdumbi to be precise. I laugh and offer him to write it. He smiles and refuses. This is one of the moments when I’m aware what one year means: There must have been 20[…]
„Business beyond festival“ – was the topic of the discussion the staff of the Village Scribe Association was invited to. As part of the Fingo festival which is annually held during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown the event is meant to be a platform to discuss ideas and strategies to make the Fingo[…]
You can now donate to our organisation without giving any of your precious money to us. Sounds impossible? It’s true. You can try it out immediately by clicking on the link above. Any time you want to shop on the Amazon Portal, you can instead go to AmazonSmile. This way, you can support[…]
Hello, We are Max and Xenia! This August we will go to Grahamstown in South Africa for 365 days. There we will volunteer at the Village Scribe Association which is teaching underpriviliged children how to use PCs and the Internet. We won´t come unprepared though, because we attended the Sage Net preparation seminar in Bad Breisig[…]
The annual awarenet Health and Fitness Day was held at the JD Dlepu stadium on the 23th of June. awarenet learners from different schools competed for the honour of being the awarenet champions of the year. As usual the boys in the awarenet program took part in the awarenet soccer cup, new this year was[…]
Since the beginning of 2017 we have a monthly column in South Africa’s oldest surviving independent newspaper, Grocott’s Mail. You can read more about the project in our blog post about the first school term. Thus, when Grocott’s offered a photography workshop for its community partners, we got an invitation. It took place at the[…]