2018 awarenet highlights

Check out some of the highlights of the awarenet year 2018! In February we reached our 500th member of the Open Lab and our teacher’s course was SETA accredited: 500th member of awarenet Open Lab! awarenet Teacher’s course accredited! In April we taught teachers doing a postgraduate degree at Rhodes University the use of Power[…]

December Holiday program

December holidays are here and we started the school-free time with an exciting program in the Joza Youth Hub. The whole week we offered fun activities. Recently we got a Wii donated. This is a game console you can connect to a TV and play fun games on. In our games competition our learners could[…]

Radio interview with awarenet

Earlier this year I was interviewed by Sivuyile Ndawuni from partner organisation Upstart! about how awarenet tries to help improve access to ICT resources in the municipality of Makana where Grahamstown is located. Upstart is an organisation which gives underprivileged youth in Grahamstown high schools the chance to create journalistic products on print, radio and[…]

Our Social Engagement Project in the 4th term

In the 4th term in the South African academic year the Village Scribe Association  traditionally carries out a project that deals with South African culture and tradition, but also with engagement in the society. Lukas and me thought about some new ideas for that project and finally came up with the plan to create short[…]

Video Workshops with Upstart

During the last term we did a video documentary project with our learners. Every Group chose a topic that is relevant to them and somehow connected to the local community. We wanted them to do as much as possible by themselves, but we also wanted to produce videos that look as professional as possible. It[…]

awarenet and LifePlayer Project successfully repeated

by Rieke Heitmüller “On Thursday, the 28th of August 2014, we finally reached the last phase of the LifePlayer project. Therefore Antje Hering, two Victoria Girls High School learners from the LifePlayer project (Siphosethu Mboleka and Yamkela Mcatsha) and I headed off towards Samuel Ntsiko Primary School in Joza, Grahamstown. For one hour in the[…]

The second awarenet & LifePlayer Project

On the 25th and the 27th of March 2014, Antje Hering and Rieke Heitmueller visited the DSG (Diocesan School for Girls) private school in Grahamstown to give the learners the chance to be part of the awarenet & LifePlayer Project. Here is Rieke’s report: “The LifePlayer project is my first own awarenet project. I am[…]

What have the awarenet learners done with the LifePlayer?

In association with the British Council and the Department of Basic Education, we are running an awarenet project at VG High School to generate language learning materials for rural and disadvantaged schools in South Africa. A LifePlayer is a portable, wind up and solar powered radio and MP3 player, designed for use in underdeveloped countries[…]

VSA presents awarenet at SciFest along with the British Councel’s Life Player

We proudly announce that awarenet will be presented to the public at SciFest for the second time. The Science Festival in Grahamstown starts today and is ends next week on the 19/03/13 – plenty of time to have a look at the learning network, to login and explore the features and content. You will also[…]