Our base is at the Joza Youth Hub (JYH), a community centre in Joza (Grahamstown). We are one of many local NGOs in the educational sector that reach out from here. It is a wonderful place for teaching, hands-on experiences and collaborations.
We train in the communal computer lab as well as various other places for the offline part of our awarenet projects. For the project work, we like to collaborate with partners in and outside the hub (music, journalism, health and social engagement). Additionally, we visit the surrounding schools and train learners in their own computer labs.
In the afternoon, the JYH is buzzing with learners, who participate in our awarenet programme or work with the other NGOs. The learners love to spend their afternoons at the hub, surrounded by their friends and a lot of creativity. The hub offers them a real alternative to spending the afternoon in the streets.