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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 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 is 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[…]
This year the Village Scribe Association showcased its awarenet program at the North South Conference in Somerset West, Cape Town. The conference, which is in its fifth consecutive year of existence, is aptly named North South as its co-organizers, False Bay College in Cape Town and Haugaland High School in Norway are situated close to[…]
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[…]