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[…]

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[…]

Local school goes online!

Primary school Archie Mbolekwa goes online due to intervention from awarenet! Learners and teachers can now finally access the internet in the school’s well-maintained computer lab, which consists of 16 computers.

awarenet Learners at the National Arts Festival

Our Grade 10 learners got the chance to visit some of the performances at the National Arts Festival 2019 in Makhanda. The festival displayed a big variety of performances. In our weekly sessions we constantly practice writing English texts. The festival gave us the possibility of writing reviews of the performances we could see at Read more about awarenet Learners at the National Arts Festival[…]

Recognition for awarenet at Rhodes Community Engagement Awards 2018!

awarenet and partners received awards for community engagement at the 2018 Rhodes University Community Engagement Awards! Sudo Soc, the computer society at Rhodes University, were among three finalists for Rhodes Society/Sports Club of the Year for their work with installing the new awarenet Learning Lab. Richard Were received the award from Rhodes University vice-chancellor Dr Read more about Recognition for awarenet at Rhodes Community Engagement Awards 2018![…]

Afrofuturist Animation Workshop!

awarenet learners got a chance to learn how to make advanced computer animation during the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The learners took part in the Afrofuturist Animation Workshop run by Alette Schoon of the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. The excited young workshop participants all created their own moving and talking cartoon Read more about Afrofuturist Animation Workshop![…]

Rhodes students fix awarenet computers!

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. Sudo Read more about Rhodes students fix awarenet computers![…]

Rhodes Community Engagement Awards

Rhodes University awarded awarenet for their work with university student volunteers on the 10th of October. The Community Engagement programme of Rhodes University has expanded considerably in later years and 400 students now participate in the student volunteer programme. At least once a week these students take part in activities conducted by local non-profit organisations Read more about Rhodes Community Engagement Awards[…]

Funding for awarenet teacher’s course!

The awarenet program recently received funding from the HCI Foundation for its brand new teacher’s training course. The HCI Foundation is the corporate social investment arm of HCI, a black empowerment investment holding company where the majority shareholder is the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union. We are proud to receive a contribution from Read more about Funding for awarenet teacher’s course![…]