Makhanda Electricity Saving Project

Awarenet learners as well as others from different surrounding schools attended a documentary screening which was held on the 25th of August 2021. Scifest Africa in collaboration with Rhodes University and the Makhanda community worked together on producing a documentary which is aimed at promoting household electricity savings using user-driven and co-designed electricity-saving tips. The Read more about Makhanda Electricity Saving Project[…]

Covid-relief food parcels 2021

Last year our former volunteer, Paula Lambeck, initiated a fundraiser in Germany in an effort to help our core group learners with receiving food parcels. This initiative came about because of the economic challenges faced by many people in South Africa, more especially Makhanda, due to Covid-19. On Wednesday 21 July, we braved the cold Read more about Covid-relief food parcels 2021[…]

Tablets help Awarenet learners during Covid-lockdown!

Our learners have found that the tablets we lend out to them have proven to be a great tool in assisting with their learning during these challenging Covid times.  The tablets have been pre- loaded with a variety of educational apps that can be accessed both on and offline. We have also loaded the tablets Read more about Tablets help Awarenet learners during Covid-lockdown![…]

Awarenet visits local NGOs from eGqeberha (PE)

On the 18th of May 2021, Awarenet, alongside other NPOs from Makhanda visited fellow NPOs in PE, Masifunde and Masinyusane. Inkululeko, Access Music Project, Joza Reading Club as well as Aspire Psycho Social Support joined Awarenet in a tour of the premises of these interesting organisations. At Masinyusane, we visited one of the local primary Read more about Awarenet visits local NGOs from eGqeberha (PE)[…]

Awarenet gets new tutors for core groups!

This year we made use of social media to recruit some volunteers who would assist us in tutoring our learners in the different subjects set out in their curriculum. We got more than 30 responses from interested individuals, a few locals and mostly Rhodes University students. At Awarenet we started our academic year on the Read more about Awarenet gets new tutors for core groups![…]

Awarenet’s Food Parcel Drive

On the 18th of August 2020 Awarenet staff delivered food parcels to its learners at their homes. The Learning Trust was responsible for the donation of the food parcels and it was then coordinated by Ms. Anneliese Maritz from the Lebone Centre. Awarenet had a total of 28 beneficiaries which included more than half of Read more about Awarenet’s Food Parcel Drive[…]

Local teachers gather for a TeachMeet session

Awarenet, the Department of Education, as well as the Rhodes University education department have collaborated in efforts to bring ICT teacher training sessions to our local schools. The three organizations run different training programs but the aim of them collaborating is to ensure that many teachers as possible are reached, and that there isn’t any Read more about Local teachers gather for a TeachMeet session[…]

Recruitment of Rhodes University Volunteers

On Saturday 22 February 2020, the Awarenet staff was invited to an Engaged Citizen Programme (ECP) training which was held at Rhodes University by their community engagement division team. This was an initiative for local NGOs (referred to as partners), to recruit students to volunteer in their respective projects/programs. Hundreds of students showed up which Read more about Recruitment of Rhodes University Volunteers[…]