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[…]

Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day

This month 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 speeches given Read more about Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day[…]

Better together – Outdoor Education at Hobbiton

Awarenet learners are sitting in school having their noses in 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 countries. However, there 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, and 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[…]