Photography Workshop

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[…]

Common Ground Café Advert Production

Back in December Chiara wrote a blog post about our Community Engagement Project, where we produced short video documentaries about topics concerning the local community. One of those videos was created in cooperation with Inkululeko, an NGO working at Ntsika Secondary School. Instead of a documentary, we quickly decided to make something closer to an[…]

The 2nd Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2017

On the first of April, we invited the community to spend the morning at the Joza Youth Hub to get an impression of the work of the various different organizations. Every partner prepared an activity showcasing what the organization is offering to the youth. Thanks to donations from local businesses and the Communicative Ecology project[…]

Video Workshops with Upstart

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[…]

Our working environment – the school computer labs!

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[…]

A new volunteer

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[…]