The Grahamstown Foundation and the Village Scribe Association made it possible for 13 awareNet users to attend the Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2011 in Grahamstown free of charge. The grade 11 learners were chosen because of their high motivation and regular attendance at the awareNet sessions which are offered as extramural activities at their schools.
The Festival is taking place on the 16th and 17th of May 2011, which means the learners are in their workshops right now, accompanied by Thozi Ngeju, the VSA’s community coordinator, and Mr Kofi, Mahlasela SS’s principal. The learners come from Mahlasela, Nyaluza, Kuhliso, Nombulelo and Ntsika School, and for most of the learners it’s the first time that they get the chance to attend such a Festival, thanks to the generosity of the Grahamstown Foundation that sponsored the fees and transport.
We would like to thank the Grahamstown Foundation to make this happen! The learners will document their experiences by taking notes and photographs and then publishing them on awareNet for the others leaners to read, see and comment. We are looking forward to their news!