Robotics Course in Makhanda

On the 26th and 27th of August 2021 Awarenet hosted a two days robotics course which was run by Mr Danie Heymans from the Care for Education . The purpose of this course  was to teach community members to become robotic trainers for local children. Through learning how to make a robot and control it  Read more about Robotics Course in Makhanda[…]

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[…]

Makhanda, South Africa meets Syracuse, New York!

Awarenet has started an exciting partnership with a school and university on the other side of the world! Learners from ITC high school in the city of Syracuse in New York, United States will meet regularly with Awarenet high school learners through two state-of-the-art video portals starting from September 2021. A sequel to this initiative Read more about Makhanda, South Africa meets Syracuse, New York![…]

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 Grade 11 and 12 Camp

The awarenet grade 11 and 12 core groups took a weekend off to go to educational camp at the end of May. The camp took place at the “Monastery”, an outdoor educational facility and spiritual retreat run by local Diocesan School of Girls at a former Anglican monastery.  At the camp the learners learnt to Read more about Awarenet Grade 11 and 12 Camp[…]

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 program receives funding from North-South Bridges Foundation!

A new exciting awarenet project involving mobile learning has received funding from the North-South Bridges Foundation in Germany! The funding is meant to support our core group learners in their quest for both digital competency and academic excellency by providing them with access to tablets and connected learning support.  The North-South Bridges Foundation has graciously Read more about Awarenet program receives funding from North-South Bridges Foundation![…]

Awarenet Open Lab Courses

The awarenet open lab has introduced new open lab courses for the year 2021, this is to help the learners of the schools in Joza and adults that are not familiar with computers. Now they will get an opportunity to know how to use a computer as some of them have never had the privilege Read more about Awarenet Open Lab Courses[…]