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[…]

The awarenet Open Lab

The awarenet open lab is an open computer lab available to everyone in the Joza and neighboring communities in Makhanda, it is mainly used by school children of the surrounding primary and secondary schools. We also have a number of adults who come to use our open lab in the morning. They mainly use it Read more about The awarenet Open Lab[…]

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 in Rhodes University Community Engagement final!

awarenet was selected as finalist at the Rhodes University 2019 Community Engagement Awards in the category “Best Community Partner of the year! Through these awards Rhodes University strives to recognise the achievements of its many community partners which host Rhodes students as volunteers throughout the year. The battle for the award among three finalists was Read more about awarenet in Rhodes University Community Engagement final![…]

My journey with awarenet

I am Thanduxolo Royi, the new awarenet intern. My main task is to supervise the awarenet Open Lab and some of the computer labs at schools where awarenet is active. I am also an karate athlete, who has had the opportunity to represent my country at international competitions. My journey with awarenet began in 2013, Read more about My journey with awarenet[…]

Food program at awarenet – with a recipe!

In January 2019 awarenet started a food program for our core group learners – resulting in more energetic and food-conscious learners! Food is an important factor for our daily energy and productivity. The lack of nutrients makes us tired and lazy. Our learners go through a lot each day. When coming to our program in Read more about Food program at awarenet – with a recipe![…]

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[…]

New core groups at awarenet from Inkululeko!

New learners were recruited to awarenet this school term through a collaboration with Inkululeko! We now have core groups coming to our Learning Lab every afternoon of the week.  The learners all study at Ntsika high school and hail from the Inkululeko program which we now work closely with thanks to funding from the Episcopal Read more about New core groups at awarenet from Inkululeko![…]

Awarenet and Inkululeko receives US Episcopal Church Grant!

awarenet and partner non profit organisation Inkululeko was recently awarded a grant from the Episcopal Church in the United States to kick-start its brand new ICT cooperation project! The grant was part of the annual United Thank Offering grant of the Episcopal Church which this year focused on projects which break down racial, economic and Read more about Awarenet and Inkululeko receives US Episcopal Church Grant![…]