Awarenet course in robotics and coding for kids!

On the 15th of October Awarenet started its first robotics and coding course! Five tutors who earlier this year went through professional training is teaching a group of grade 8 and 9 learners every Friday at the Joza Youth Hub. The learners enjoy the course very much as they the learn the ropes of coding Read more about Awarenet course in robotics and coding for kids![…]

Rhodes University High School Quiz

On the 14th of October 2021 our learners participated in the Rhodes University High School Quiz which was held online via Zoom and Kahoot. Awarenet had two teams in the competition which consisted of grade 8s who were in the Junior team and grade 12s who were in the Senior team. It was the first Read more about Rhodes University High School Quiz[…]

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[…]

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 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![…]

Teaching in the time of COVID-19

On the 1st of June awarenet reopened its computer labs to high school learners in the core group program after a two months break! This followed the South African government’s announcement of downgrading the COVID-19 lockdown. The new so-called level 3 regulations allows educational institutions to start operating as long as strict protocols for the Read more about Teaching in the time of COVID-19[…]

awarenet at singing extravaganza – Masicule 2020

The following text was written in its entirety by our grade 11 learners Aqhamile Yose, Sesona Kelekete, Achuma Swaartbooi, Unathi Royi, Musa Ncwadi and Vuyolwethu Mengu. Masicule is a concert that celebrates the voices of Makhanda (Grahamstown), this programme was established in 2013 and it has been going on for 7 years. There were more Read more about awarenet at singing extravaganza – Masicule 2020[…]

New year, new core group

Kicking off 2020, we once again extended our educational program by establishing a new core group with grade 8 learners from the local high schools Mrwetyana, Nombulelo and Khutliso Daniels. Our core group program now ranges from the grades 8-11 and includes approximately 50 learners, all of whom we hope to support until their matric Read more about New year, new core group[…]

Core group students review their year with awarenet

Integrating many new learners from our partner organisation Inkululeko into our core group project, awarenet started hosting sessions on a daily basis in the beginning of 2019. These groups, whose participants attended the grades 8-10 this year, consisted of learners from the local high schools Ntsika Secondary, Nombulelo and Khutliso Daniels. The main focus of Read more about Core group students review their year with awarenet[…]

Awarenet ends the year on a high note

Celebrating the end of the exam period and a successful year with our core groups, awarenet and our partner organisation Inkululeko decided to take a trip to the Hobbiton Outdoor Education Center in Hogsback from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th of November. The Hobbiton campsite offers a variety of outdoor activities, ranging from Read more about Awarenet ends the year on a high note[…]