Progress report of SETA accreditation at the Rotary Club Pirna

The Rotary Club in Pirna funds our SETA accreditation, which we have reported earlier. We have started the accreditation process in March this year, of which Kjetil Torp was the driving force. He has produced and collected a remarkable amount of documents, which are required by SETA, the Sector Education and Training Authority in South Read more about Progress report of SETA accreditation at the Rotary Club Pirna[…]

VSA AGM 2016 – minutes

date: 05.08.2016 time: 14.15 pm locations: Martin-Luther-Str. 78, 10825 Berlin, Germany Joza Youth Hub, Crn Ncame and Sani St, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa connected via Skype 1. Anna welcomed the present VSA members. Present: Anna Wertlen Larissa Willy Kjetil Torp Mcvay Boko Excused: Antje Hering Christoph Flügge Judith Flügge Sabine Wiekenberg Amanda McPhail Jan Baekeland Read more about VSA AGM 2016 – minutes[…]

3 Successes, 3 Challenges, 3 Opportunities

I was recently introduced to the 3-3-3 method of reporting about our work, which convinced me, so I am going to present our current developments to you today following this idea. 3 successes Over the years, we established annual awarenet projects that follow the school terms and provide useful knowledge to the learners. They motivate Read more about 3 Successes, 3 Challenges, 3 Opportunities[…]

Annual Easter visit to the awarenet Team

I have been on my annual trip to Grahamstown to see how things are going on site. It was fantastic to be back and meet my vibrant and motivated team. A lot of new ideas were discussed and I was very impressed at how organised and confident everyone was. I can safely state that the Read more about Annual Easter visit to the awarenet Team[…]

eLearning Modules for teachers and trainers

Another exciting cooperation with University students has come to an end. This time, the VSA was approached by Prof Schoop of the Technical University in Dresden. His Faculty of Business and Economics offered to engage the students in a project that would help teachers and trainers in South Africa to enhance eLearning in classrooms. The Read more about eLearning Modules for teachers and trainers[…]

New volunteers chosen for 2016/17

Two German weltwärts volunteers join the VSA team every year for a whole year to work with us in the awarenet programme. The selection process is complex and the volunteers are selected very carefully. Our partner organisation SAGE Net. is responsible for the process, but the VSA is always involved. We are especially proud to Read more about New volunteers chosen for 2016/17[…]

The VSA AGM and Annual Report of 2014

The VSA Annual General Meeting of 2014 took place on Thursday, the 18th of December in a  Skype conference. All members of the VSA were invited. Here are the minutes and the presentation: VSA AGM 2014, Date: 18th December 2014 Members present: Ronald Wertlen, Dr. Anna Wertlen, Terri-Lynn Penney, Richard Strickland, Lukas Scharnberg Apologies: Amanda Read more about The VSA AGM and Annual Report of 2014[…]

Our Fundraising Campaign for the German Weltwärts Volunteers

Support our volunteer programme for the benefit of South African and German learners! (You are only two clicks away from an easy and small donation.) We developed a social development programme that helps underprivileged learners in South Africa to enhance their computer literacy along with their reading&writing skills and project work ability. We train learners Read more about Our Fundraising Campaign for the German Weltwärts Volunteers[…]

Treasures found in the rainbow nation

by Antje Hering. My journey in South Africa was outstanding and it exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed working on the awarenet programme for the Village Scribe Association. We were the first weltwaerts volunteers for the organization and therefore were given a platform to be creative and implement our own ideas. I was given a Read more about Treasures found in the rainbow nation[…]