The Joza Youth Hub Open Day took place on the 26th of May and we were having lots of fun. Feel free to have a quick read!
Earlier this year I was interviewed by Sivuyile Ndawuni from partner organisation Upstart! about how awarenet tries to help improve access to ICT resources in the municipality of Makana where Grahamstown is located. Upstart is an organisation which gives underprivileged youth in Grahamstown high schools the chance to create journalistic products on print, radio and[…]
PowerPoint is a powerful tool and as all technology has its uses and misuses. Earlier this month I presented a lecture and did a workshop at Rhodes University for teachers in how to best use PowerPoint in the classroom. The teachers I taught hail from schools both from our home province of Eastern Cape and[…]
Sudo Soc, the student computer society at Rhodes University, lent awarenet a hand in maintaining the computer labs at Joza Youth Hub. With the skilled use of an air compressor the team from Sudo Soc delicately cleaned the dusty insides of the well-used awarenet computers without damaging a single processor, hard drive nor motherboard. SudoSoc[…]
During the last month Max and I were meeting again in little Wortelgat (near Hermanus) in the Western Cape. I was already on leave and enjoyed some time together with my parents when we had to meet for our SAGE-NET. mid-term seminar. We have not seen the volunteers since New Years Eve so[…]
We finally uploaded the songs from the Peace Day Concert 2016. 6 different schools participated in the Peace Day Concert 2016. Every school wrote their own song and performed it on stage! After such a long time we are proud to announce that we have the final versions of the songs uploaded to our Soundcloud[…]
The awarenet Open Lab will expand after receiving funding for that purpose from the Learning Trust. The success of the Open Lab in attracting local school learners and other community members made it imperative to establish another computer lab. Every afternoon, particularly just after school hours, we experience long lines of awarenet Open Lab members[…]
It has been a very important year for the VSA and awarenet in which we were able to increase our community outreach and continued our good relationship with Rhodes University. Successful projects! That is the first thing that comes into my mind when I am thinking of awarenet 2017. The last year was definitely a[…]