Friendly Highschool Robotics Competition

We recently hosted our second friendly competition of the year. Seeing how many learners showed up to watch the competition and support their participating friends was great. In this competition, learners from the Ikamva Youth were competing against a group from awarenet. Both teams consist of learners from different schools around the area, but all Read more about Friendly Highschool Robotics Competition[…]

Expanding the Robotics program in Joza

Awarenet has expanded the Robotics program to include twice as many Makhanda learners as before, going from 80 learners in 2023 to 160 in 2024.  The learners are from grade 6 and 7. The Robotics program allows learners to learn about simple coding by teaching them how to code a small robot to fulfil certain Read more about Expanding the Robotics program in Joza[…]

Annual General Meeting

We recently held our Annual General Meeting (AGM). During that meeting our Awarenet Team talked about the projects that were done in 2023 and what developments are planned for the upcoming year. If you would like to get an insight into this year’s AGM Presentation click here If you also would like to look through Read more about Annual General Meeting[…]

Talking Technology to Power.

Remember when our parents reminded us of the uses of Social Media?? How would they constantly warn us of the dangers these popular Social Media platforms pose to us as their kids and how we’re expected to conduct ourselves and the content we post?   It makes you think, doesn’t it? Well, today we are Read more about Talking Technology to Power.[…]

Youth find common ground across the Atlantic

High school learners from two very different countries – South Africa and the US – shared their experiences of school and life during a marathon two-hour Zoom organised by Inkululeko and supported by Awarenet’s Talking Technology to Power project. Eight learners from a technical high school in Syracuse, New York, met with 12 learners from Read more about Youth find common ground across the Atlantic[…]

WRO Robotics In-house Competition

On Saturday morning we hosted the first WRO Robotics (World Robotics In-house Olympiad) Competition this year. A lot of learners from different schools around the neighbourhood and friends of the participants also attended the competition to root for their favourite teams. The three Robotics groups came together on Saturday and worked in groups of 4-7 Read more about WRO Robotics In-house Competition[…]

My first week at Awarenet

On the 13th of September, my volunteer year at Awarenet started. This volunteer year is done through the German government’s weltwaerts program.  After a long and strenuous journey from Bremen, Germany to Makhanda, South Africa, I am happy to finally be able to start my work at the Joza Youth Hub with Awarenet. Since my Read more about My first week at Awarenet[…]