Rejuvenating Makhanda Rivers!

Learners from Awarenet and Inkululeko are helping rejuvenating Makhanda’s much-neglected streams and rivers! Through a project sponsored by the United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church in the United States the project aims to make a group of high school learners into environmental change makers in their local communities. Working closely with local river organisation Read more about Rejuvenating Makhanda Rivers![…]

Talking Technology to Power

How can youth influence the state in providing more access to technology in a local South African community? By “talking technology” to those in power through a new project organised by Awarenet where youth from Makhanda seeks to put the spotlight on the lack of access to information technology in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Local youth Read more about Talking Technology to Power[…]

National Arts Festival 2022

Theater, music, comedy … the variety of performing arts during the National Arts Festival was huge, and Awarenet used the opportunity to invite learners to shows in these very different genres. It is not only Makhanda’s most characteristic annual event, but even said to be the biggest arts festival of the whole continent. However, as Read more about National Arts Festival 2022[…]

Autumn Excursion to Hobbiton-on-Hogsback

Last week, Awarenet invited 15 of its learners to Hobbiton-on-Hogsback, an outdoor education center situated in the Amathole mountains 1,180 meters above sea level. The weekend was a welcome time away from long and exhausting days in preparation of the matric exams for the learners, providing beautiful views as well as physical exercise and education Read more about Autumn Excursion to Hobbiton-on-Hogsback[…]

Exciting new course for our learners!

On the 14th of March 2022, Awarenet started a new Green Business Skills Course in collaboration with Inkululeko. The course is funded by the United States Consulate General in Cape Town and therefore also aims to strengthen links between South Africa and the United States. The main focus of the course is on entrepreneurship and Read more about Exciting new course for our learners![…]

100% pass rate for Awarenet matriculants!

Awarenet is proud of its class of 2021 who received a 100% matric pass rate! Out of these successful grade 12 learners 75% achieved a so-called bachelor’s pass which allows them to study at a South African university. This contrasts  with the total results in our province of the Eastern Cape which had a matric Read more about 100% pass rate for Awarenet matriculants![…]

Grand Opening of Video Portal to Syracuse

Awarenet learners celebrated the opening of our video installation, connecting Awarenet in Makhanda to ITC High School in Syracuse, in US over more than 13.000 km. The excitement and joy to connect to another continent via the portal gave a great kickoff for the global learning project.    The technical transmission is based on Zoom, Read more about Grand Opening of Video Portal to Syracuse[…]

VSA Annual General Meeting in 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the VSA took place online on the 17th of December 2021. Both organisations, the VSA Trust in South Africa and the supporting organisation VSA e.V. in Germany, were present. The management of the VSA Trust reported about the various projects the organisation has carried out the last year in Makhanda, Read more about VSA Annual General Meeting in 2021[…]