Awarenet and Inkululeko receives US Episcopal Church Grant!

awarenet and partner non profit organisation Inkululeko was recently awarded a grant from the Episcopal Church in the United States to kick-start its brand new ICT cooperation project! The grant was part of the annual United Thank Offering grant of the Episcopal Church which this year focused on projects which break down racial, economic and[…]

Renewed support for awarenet from HCI Foundation!

awarenet has for the third consecutive year received a grant from the HCI Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited which main shareholder is the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union. The grant will be used for the project “ICT for educational success – empowering a cohort of disadvantaged students”.[…]

Luvuyo finds job and inspiration to community project through awarenet!

26 year old Luvuyo Nojoko from Grahamstown/Makhanda managed to get a job and get inspired to start his own community project through awarenet! Towards the end of 2018 Luvuyo was looking for a job but had nowhere to access computers and the internet – vital 21st century tools to get full information about the local job[…]

Learning Trust Support

For the second consecutive year awarenet has received support from The Learning Trust, an organisation which provides funding and capacity building to community-based education programmes focused on extended learning opportunities in the after-school space. In other words, the Learning Trust help all those small South African organisations such as awarenet which try to activate and[…]

2018 awarenet highlights

Check out some of the highlights of the awarenet year 2018! In February we reached our 500th member of the Open Lab and our teacher’s course was SETA accredited: 500th member of awarenet Open Lab! awarenet Teacher’s course accredited! In April we taught teachers doing a postgraduate degree at Rhodes University the use of Power[…]

New faces on the board

The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, this year received a welcome injection of fresh blood and ideas through the election of Clement Simuja and Gerald Accom to its board of trustees.   The awarenet program first became aware of Clement after hearing about him single-handedly running computer classes for teachers and[…]

Recognition for awarenet at Rhodes Community Engagement Awards 2018!

awarenet and partners received awards for community engagement at the 2018 Rhodes University Community Engagement Awards! Sudo Soc, the computer society at Rhodes University, were among three finalists for Rhodes Society/Sports Club of the Year for their work with installing the new awarenet Learning Lab. Richard Were received the award from Rhodes University vice-chancellor Dr[…]

HCI Foundation workshop

Last Thursday the awarenet team took part in a great workshop organised by our funder the HCI Foundation on how non profit organisations can collaborate to achieve sustainable social change. Lab supervisor Thanduxolo Royi and project coordinator Kjetil Torp joined a multitude of representatives from other non profit organisations from all parts of the Eastern[…]

Photo walk in local township

The colours of the grey streets of Joza came alive for awarenet learners and other local youth who took part in the Photo Walk organised by local newspaper Grocotts Mail. Grocott’s Photo Walk is a joint cooperation with The Stand community newspaper in Syracuse, New York where the two distant communities share photographs and stories.[…]

Village Scribe Association Annual General Meeting

The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, held its annual general meeting on the 21st of July in Grahamstown, South Africa. Present were trustees and management of the organisation, learners and lab supervisors participating in the awarenet program and external partners such as Sudo Soc, the student computer society at nearby Rhodes[…]