awarenet Champs were invited to Festival

On the 6th of July, an excited bunch of awarenet learners trekked down the hill to see “Themba’s dream”, one of the multitude of shows Grahamstownians are treated to during the Arts’ festival. The learners in question were the winners of the awarenet Sports Day competitions in soccer and netball, so after all that running Read more about awarenet Champs were invited to Festival[…]

awarenet lecture for teachers at Rhodes University

On the 10th of July, Kjetil from the VSA team held a lecture and practical session for students who participate in the part-time Bachelor of Education in Information and Communication Technology programme at Rhodes University. These students are full-time teachers who a few intensive weeks of the year are trained by Rhodes University’s Professional Development Read more about awarenet lecture for teachers at Rhodes University[…]

Giving space for creativity: awarenet and the fingo festival

  „Business beyond festival“ – was the topic of the discussion the staff of the Village Scribe Association was invited to. As part of the Fingo festival which is annually held during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown the event is meant to be a platform to discuss ideas and strategies to make the Fingo Read more about Giving space for creativity: awarenet and the fingo festival[…]

awarenet Open Lab for everyone!

awarenet has officially opened up its computer lab for learners and the community at large. Each weekday from 3 to 4 pm, after the regular awarenet sessions, the Lab is open for any learner from the community who is interested in using it. This hour we call the “learner support hour, as in this time Read more about awarenet Open Lab for everyone![…]

Our first term and journalism project

The first term is already over. It was a busy time and because we had a few beginner groups, it  was also challenging. Some children didn’t even know how to move their mouse, so we stuck to teaching the basics. A lot of things changed during this term, most of them for the better. In Read more about Our first term and journalism project[…]

“We were treated like celebrities” – Puku Story festival 2017

The Puku Story Festival is a festival that is annually held in Grahamstown at settlers monument but this year it was held in the literature museum in Durban street. It took place from the 21st until 25th of february. The festival is basically  about enriching our culture through reading and listening to stories and poetry. Read more about “We were treated like celebrities” – Puku Story festival 2017[…]

The Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2017

We invite everybody of all ages to the 2nd Joza Youth Hub Open Day!! On the 1st of April we are going to have an Open Day at the Joza Youth Hub. Following last years success  we want to spread the message about the work the Joza Youth Hub is doing for the whole Grahamstown community. The Read more about The Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2017[…]

Impressions of the Peace Day Concert

Last year’s biggest awarenet event was definitely the Peace and Music Concert at the 28th of September. We created a video showing the performances of all 5 groups on stage. The background song is the winner song of Ntaba Maria Senior Primary School. It was recorded by Corinne Cooper from the Rhodes University’s Department of Read more about Impressions of the Peace Day Concert[…]

Recordings of awarenet HipHop Songs!

In February, the Village Scribe Association had to face a new and complicated challenge: the recordings of last year’s Peace Day songs. As most of the groups which participated in the September Peace and Music Project were in the last year of their school, we had to find them in their new schools.  As they Read more about Recordings of awarenet HipHop Songs![…]