Namkelekile!

For this year’s Mandela Day and the Trading Live Mandela Week organised by Rhodes University Community Engagement, the awarenet team offered their services for a IsiXhosa lesson. With Mcvay as a native speaker and Kjetil being fluent, we decided to take up the challenge and teach the guys from the Department of Human Kinetics and Read more about Namkelekile![…]

International Day of Peace: Creating a better world

This is such a blessing! Thank you so much! –Margaret Ngcangca, Founder of the “Home of Joy” orphanage, Grahamstown On Monday, September 21st, the VSA celebrated the International Day of Peace. Like every year, we wanted to do something great and positive for the local community in the Joza Township. We usually set up a Peace Read more about International Day of Peace: Creating a better world[…]

Giving back to the community

What you give you get, ten times over. – African quote On the upcoming Monday, the 21st of September, we want to give. Together with some learners of the S.D.A. Primary School we will cook some fresh food, make some healthy snacks and serve it together with some drinks to the children of the HOME Read more about Giving back to the community[…]

VSA takes part in Trading Live for Mandela-Day

by Rieke and Antje   From the 18th to the 25th of July the event “Trading Live for Mandela Day” took place all over Grahamstown. The basic idea for Trading Live is that all Rhodes staff, students and community organizations donate 67 minutes of their time to build new relationships in the community. All members of the community could Read more about VSA takes part in Trading Live for Mandela-Day[…]

awarenet learners at the Human Chain in Grahamstown

awarenet learners and VSA staff along with many, many others in Grahamstown braved the weather and joined to form a Human Chain connecting poor&rich, educated&underprivileged in the memory of Nelson Mandela and his dream of democracy and freedom. Citizens came out in large numbers to make the first Human Chain event in Grahamstown on Friday Read more about awarenet learners at the Human Chain in Grahamstown[…]

The Live’s Magic and awarenet Love Campaign

On Friday, the 14th of February – for most people also known as Valentine’s Day – we arranged a Campaign “Spread the love” in conjunction with an organization from Cape Town “Live’s Magic” which campaigns for a good environment and respect between people. Their idea was to spread love by inspiring people to hug each Read more about The Live’s Magic and awarenet Love Campaign[…]

Students from Syracuse University in New York visit awarenet in Grahamstown

Students from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, USA were visiting awarenet sites in Grahamstown through a university study abroad course being facilitated by Dr. Timothy Eatman and Mr. Jason Torreano. The students are working on the course and working closely with Inkululeko to develop sustainable, enterprising projects that can be used by Inkululeko learners Read more about Students from Syracuse University in New York visit awarenet in Grahamstown[…]

awarenet anti-littering learners visit Rhodes – Africa Media Matrix

Sanele Ntshingana, VSA volunteer and awarenet project coordinator reports about his own project: “On the 28th of April, Sunday- a group of 7 learners from Mary Waters High School who are currently doing the “Anti-littering Campaign” went to Rhodes University Journalism Department to record an Anti-littering campaign awareness audio clip. All the 7 hip, fresh Read more about awarenet anti-littering learners visit Rhodes – Africa Media Matrix[…]

VSA goes into Partnership with Inkululeko

The VSA has a new partner: Inkululeko, a Non-Profit Organization based in Grahamstown, whose mission is to empower youth in South Africa through supplemental education and opportunity. Through our current volunteer Sanele Ntshingana, we were introduced to Inkululeko, their work and their Head, Jason Torreano, who suggested to integrate the awarenet Programme into their own Read more about VSA goes into Partnership with Inkululeko[…]