awarenet is a member of the South African German Network (Sage Net) and therefore took part in the network’s annual conference in Cape Town in October. The aim of Sage Net is to increase cooperation and understanding between South Africa and Germany – not the least by participating in the weltwaerts volunteer program where young[…]
Today is #GivingTuesday a movement to create an international day of giving as a counterpoint to the commercial days of BlackFriday and CyberMonday. It introduces the Christmas season with the thought of giving something to the less fortunate among us. Join the spirit of giving by helping us build educational opportunities for youth in an[…]
awarenet was one of the participants at the Social Accountability Knowledge Distribution Event held in Noluthando Hall in Joza township. The event was aimed at giving the local community information about both governmental and non-governmental services offered in the local community. It also strived to conscientise community members about the available channels to use when[…]
The VSA decided that it was time to give true ownership of the VSA Trust to the people working on site in the Joza community. Since Anna and Ron Wertlen moved to Berlin a few years ago, new staff was found and the awarenet program has undergone quite a few changes over the years following[…]
Rhodes University awarded awarenet for their work with university student volunteers on the 10th of October. The Community Engagement programme of Rhodes University has expanded considerably in later years and 400 students now participate in the student volunteer programme. At least once a week these students take part in activities conducted by local non-profit organisations[…]
Two weeks ago, we had the nice guys from the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, based in Trentino, Italy, teach our learners programming, using Blockly games.
vlog: A video log . A journalistic video documentation on the web of a person’s life, thoughts, opinions, and interests. A few weeks ago I decided to start a YouTube channel, edit some videos and publish them. Since a few years I really enjoy taking little video clips and putting them together as short[…]
“The future of the world is in my classroom today” (Van W. Fitzwater). This quote is all about teaching the youth, but what about teaching the adults who are mostly in charge of the youth? Well that is why we created the awarenet teachers’ course with a group of teachers from nearby schools Nombulelo Senior[…]