Free SD Cards for the Community

One of Awarenet’s current projects involves the distribution of SD cards in the community of Rhini. These SD cards have been packed with audiobooks, learning media and other entertaining media for children and young teenagers. The goal of this project is to encourage the youth to read and offer them a free opportunity for extracurricular Read more about Free SD Cards for the Community[…]

Friendly High School 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 High School 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 to 9. 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[…]

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[…]

Social Employment Fund – part 2!

Awarenet has for the second year in a row been contracted to coordinate the Social Employment Fund among 17 non profit organisations in Makhanda! The project provides government funding for previously unemployed community members to work in a multitude of organisations which primarily work in the after-school sector; among other things helping learners achieve academic, Read more about Social Employment Fund – part 2![…]

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[…]

Rejuvenating Rivers awareness event

On the 9th of September 2023, Awarenet and Inkululeko co-hosted a Rejuvenating Rivers awareness event at Vukani location. Learners from our after school programs as well as the community of Vukani Location were all invited to join the event. The purpose of the event was to inform the community about the project as well as Read more about Rejuvenating Rivers awareness event[…]

WRO Robotics Competition

On the 5th of August, Awarenet took 9 learners to a World Robotic Olympiad competition at Kingswood College. The competition serves as a qualifier for the national competition in Gauteng which in turn qualifies teams for the international Robotic Olympiad.  The best of the Awarenet robotics teams took part in this competition which was the Read more about WRO Robotics Competition[…]