Thozi Ngeju works for the VSA and is the community coordinator for the Grahamstown-Rhini region.
He teaches awareNet to the learners at various different schools in the township.
(Click here to find out more about Thozi.)
"So far January has been slow because of the holiday. However, I’d like
to note that this should be a very busy months, in terms of preparation. I need to contact the Grahamstown schools that I’d worked with already – Nathaniel Nyaluza High School, Mary Waters Hoer Skool, Benjamin Mahlasela Secondary School, Fikizolo Primary School, C.M Vellem Primary School, Ntsika Secondary School, T.E.M Mrwetyana Secondary School and Nombulelo Secondary School. It would be nice to carry on from where the learners and I had left off. There were those schools that I did not work with but who had shown an interest (Ntaba Maria Primary School, Archie Mbolekwa Higher Primary School and George Dickerson Primary School; and those (D.D Siwisa Primary School) who, apparently, had computers but needed to find and set them up in some room and get Internet connection. I have to find out the progress on those. Besides these, I have been working on the South African Quotations project on awareNet that I don’t think I’ll ever finish because there are so many books, periodicals, video clips and cassette tapes (with the help of the Cory Library) that I need to browse through to say I went through sufficient data for the project to deserve its title. I also tried to start another project on awareNet about the township taverns in Grahamstown. For the uninitiated, the definition of a tavern in the townships is “a place where people can have a good time, get drunk and listen to loud music from a jukebox”. But I met there too many former classmates that have lost a sense of direction that it depressed me so much I’m not sure if I want to work on the project anymore."