Photo walk in local township

The colours of the grey streets of Joza came alive for awarenet learners and other local youth who took part in the Photo Walk organised by local newspaper Grocotts Mail. Grocott’s Photo Walk is a joint cooperation with The Stand community newspaper in Syracuse, New York where the two distant communities share photographs and stories.[…]

A trip down memory lane

One year, 12 months, 365 days sounded incredibly long but the time flew by as fast as the airplane that brought us here on the 18th of August 2017. Our year was full of adventures, with positive as well as negative experiences, and daily challenges.  Now we are sitting here and will take a short[…]

Village Scribe Association Annual General Meeting

The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, held its annual general meeting on the 21st of July in Grahamstown, South Africa. Present were trustees and management of the organisation, learners and lab supervisors participating in the awarenet program and external partners such as Sudo Soc, the student computer society at nearby Rhodes[…]

awarenet is paypaling

awarenet is now connected to the PayPal financial service. This means that you are now able to donate money easy, fast and more convenient than using other methods. You can just browse through our website and open the page “Donate Online”, there you will find a little Donate button. If you click on it you[…]

Bringing awarenet to the World Population Day

Every year on the 11th of July, the United Nation’s World Population Day is the day to reflect upon population issues concerning people from all over the world no matter their background.  This year’s topic was sexual reproductive rights. The programmes run by awarenet try where possible to include the subject of reproductive rights and[…]

The Xhosa Chronicles

During the Grahamstown National Arts Festival which took place last week we took some of our learners out to see “The Xhosa Chronicles”, a play about Xhosa culture and what difficulties modern Xhosa people face whilst looking back at their history. Kjetil, Xenia and I were accompanied by our lab supervisors and a member of[…]

Afrofuturist Animation Workshop!

awarenet learners got a chance to learn how to make advanced computer animation during the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The learners took part in the Afrofuturist Animation Workshop run by Alette Schoon of the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. The excited young workshop participants all created their own moving and talking cartoon[…]

New volunteers are coming in September

awarenet is supported by German volunteers who work a full year for the organisation. This September two new volunteers will arrive in Grahamstown, South Africa. There is first Annika. She has just finished her training to become an assistant in media design. She loves to take photographs and is happy to listen to rock music.[…]