Rejuvenating Makhanda Rivers!

Learners from Awarenet and Inkululeko are helping rejuvenating Makhanda’s much-neglected streams and rivers! Through a project sponsored by the United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church in the United States the project aims to make a group of high school learners into environmental change makers in their local communities. Working closely with local river organisation Read more about Rejuvenating Makhanda Rivers![…]

Talking Technology to Power

How can youth influence the state in providing more access to technology in a local South African community? By “talking technology” to those in power through a new project organised by Awarenet where youth from Makhanda seeks to put the spotlight on the lack of access to information technology in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Local youth Read more about Talking Technology to Power[…]

100% pass rate for Awarenet matriculants!

Awarenet is proud of its class of 2021 who received a 100% matric pass rate! Out of these successful grade 12 learners 75% achieved a so-called bachelor’s pass which allows them to study at a South African university. This contrasts  with the total results in our province of the Eastern Cape which had a matric Read more about 100% pass rate for Awarenet matriculants![…]

VSA Annual General Meeting in 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the VSA took place online on the 17th of December 2021. Both organisations, the VSA Trust in South Africa and the supporting organisation VSA e.V. in Germany, were present. The management of the VSA Trust reported about the various projects the organisation has carried out the last year in Makhanda, Read more about VSA Annual General Meeting in 2021[…]

It all adds up for Awarenet!

Awarenet has been accepted to be part of an exiting maths program run by Olico, a South African organisation with an impressive track record in improving the maths skills of learners across the country. Awarenet will receive funding and training for maths tutors to teach groups of grade 8 and 9 learners using innovative technology Read more about It all adds up for Awarenet![…]

Rotary Leadership Event at Awarenet

Awarenet grade 10 and 11 learners took part in a leadership event organised by Grahamstown Sunset Rotary on Saturday the 18th of September. Through the use of a brand new monitor which forms part of our Video Portal Project the learners could interact online with speakers and fellow school learners throughout South Africa. The day-long Read more about Rotary Leadership Event at Awarenet[…]

Makhanda, South Africa meets Syracuse, New York!

Awarenet has started an exciting partnership with a school and university on the other side of the world! Learners from ITC high school in the city of Syracuse in New York, United States will meet regularly with Awarenet high school learners through two state-of-the-art video portals starting from September 2021. A sequel to this initiative Read more about Makhanda, South Africa meets Syracuse, New York![…]

Awarenet program receives funding from North-South Bridges Foundation!

A new exciting awarenet project involving mobile learning has received funding from the North-South Bridges Foundation in Germany! The funding is meant to support our core group learners in their quest for both digital competency and academic excellency by providing them with access to tablets and connected learning support.  The North-South Bridges Foundation has graciously Read more about Awarenet program receives funding from North-South Bridges Foundation![…]

Living with the pandemic at awarenet

A time of crisis also means a time where change seems more possible. At awarenet we have tried to use the crisis to change our programmes in a meaningful way for the youth and children attending. After a bleak lockdown of most activities in South Africa from the end of March until the end of Read more about Living with the pandemic at awarenet[…]

Teaching in the time of COVID-19

On the 1st of June awarenet reopened its computer labs to high school learners in the core group program after a two months break! This followed the South African government’s announcement of downgrading the COVID-19 lockdown. The new so-called level 3 regulations allows educational institutions to start operating as long as strict protocols for the Read more about Teaching in the time of COVID-19[…]