Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day

On Friday the 13th our grade 8 core group visited the Career Day at Rhodes University, hosted by our partner organisation Inkululeko. The event featured several university employees and students presenting their experiences and useful information regarding specific subjects as well as university life in general. The first part of the event consisted of short Read more about Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day[…]

Better together – Outdoor Education at Hobbiton

Awarenet learners are sitting in the school and having their nose in the books. After school they come to our computer lab and spend their time looking at a screen. We believe in the importance of media education, since the underprivileged youth in South Africa has way less screen time than their peers in other Read more about Better together – Outdoor Education at Hobbiton[…]

awarenet – A new project “School Cooperation Project”

Realizing the growing digital divide among schools in Grahamstown, this year, awarenet secured funding for a teachers training program for ICT educational support, and gave impetus to launching a School Cooperation Project, in April 2019. The awarenet based, School Cooperation Project is rolling out to assist teachers with gaining basic knowledge and skills in ICT, Read more about awarenet – A new project “School Cooperation Project”[…]

Renewed support for awarenet from HCI Foundation!

awarenet has for the third consecutive year received a grant from the HCI Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited which main shareholder is the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union. The grant will be used for the project “ICT for educational success – empowering a cohort of disadvantaged students”. Read more about Renewed support for awarenet from HCI Foundation![…]

awarenet Teacher’s course accredited!

The awarenet teacher’s course which started in 2017 now has official recognition in the South African educational system! Through the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) relevant bodies of authority in different sectors of the economy approve courses on offer in South Africa to improve the skills of the workforce. These recognized courses are Read more about awarenet Teacher’s course accredited![…]

The Equal Education Song Project on awareNet

A new, exciting project was started on awareNet. Learners from VG High School were inspired by their teacher and VSA trustee Sarah Hanton, who attended the SA Basic Education Conference in April this year, where the issues of unequal education were raised. We wanted to join the Equal Education Campaign and learners decided to compose Read more about The Equal Education Song Project on awareNet[…]

No/Low Resource Simulation Day at VG High School

A dedicated group of awareNet learners at VGHS became involved in the campaign for minimum norms and standards for education under the direction of Dr Sarah Hanton (winner of the Judges Award of the Microsoft Partners in learning Forum 2012; in the picture above). The campaign is currently being waged by Equal Education, an NPO Read more about No/Low Resource Simulation Day at VG High School[…]

VSA invited to the National Workshop on the Equality Act

The Equality Act – The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 (Pepuda) – is still one of the most important and pressing acts in a country that is amongst the most unequal countries in the world if not the most unequal country. You think of black and white, but Read more about VSA invited to the National Workshop on the Equality Act[…]

Enthusiasm after ‘Alive with Possibility’ on Youth Day

The VSA organised a Movie Day on Youth Day screening “Alive with Possibility” by Symphonia at Mary Waters High School in Grahamstown followed by an extraordinary awareNet session. We are proud to report that the event went very well and left the awareNet users very enthusiastic and motivated. They enjoyed the spirit and spontaneously started Read more about Enthusiasm after ‘Alive with Possibility’ on Youth Day[…]

Movie night on Youth Day: “Alive with Possibility” for awareNet users – Call for donations!

The VSA has recently started a partnership with Symphonia, an Organisational Change practice. They have sent us this most exciting documentary called “Alive with Possibility” featuring world renowned leadership experts Ben & Roz Zander, endorsed by Desmond Tutu and Wendy Ackerman. We are going to make this documentary available for all awareNet users, introducing it during Read more about Movie night on Youth Day: “Alive with Possibility” for awareNet users – Call for donations![…]