Daksha Naran joins the awarenet team as project coordinator

Hi I’m Daksha Naran, I recently joined the awarenet team as a project coordinator. My main role is to develop an ICT skills learning and training program for school teachers. My interest in working with teachers comes via my passion in teaching natural sciences. As there are many exciting teachers support sites, creative and fun[…]

Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2019

Every year the organisations of the Joza Youth Hub get together for a day and showcase their work. The fun-filled day was led by Sindi from Upstart as MC. She guided us through the day with huge enthusiasm and motivated the visitors to take part in different competitions. AMP showed off their band skills and[…]

With awarenet at the Science Fest

On the 9th of March the awarenet core group made an excursion to the Scifest – the annual Festival taking place in Makhanda/Grahamstown which showcases science, technology and innovation. This article is put together by videos and text created by the learners of the grade 10 core group themselves. Even though the weather was kind[…]

A Trip to the Masicule concert

awarenet works with a core group of grade 10 Learners. They come together twice a week to get support in ICT for educational purposes. In February we made an excursion to the Masicule (Let’s sing in isiXhosa) concert, an annual event at the Settler’s Monument in Makhanda/Grahamstown. This year it featured more than 1000 voices[…]

awarenet – Upstart core grade 9 group a success!

Awarenet recently recruited a new cohort of grade 9 learners in cooperation with Upstart, a fellow non profit organisation which aims to bring local youth skills in journalism and media. The grade 9 learners will be part of our program until grade 12 and will be given extensive educational support and training in ICT and[…]

New faces on the board

The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, this year received a welcome injection of fresh blood and ideas through the election of Clement Simuja and Gerald Accom to its board of trustees.   The awarenet program first became aware of Clement after hearing about him single-handedly running computer classes for teachers and[…]

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[…]

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[…]

awarenet Teacher’s course accredited!

The awarenet teacher’s course which started in 2017 now has official recognition in the South African educational system! Through the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) relevant bodies of authority in different sectors of the economy approve courses on offer in South Africa to improve the skills of the workforce. These recognized courses are[…]