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[…]

Makhanda, South Africa meets Syracuse, New York!

Awarenet has started an exciting partnership with a school and university on the other side of the world! Learners from ITC high school in the city of Syracuse in New York, United States will meet regularly with Awarenet high school learners through two state-of-the-art video portals starting from September 2021. A sequel to this initiative Read more about Makhanda, South Africa meets Syracuse, New York![…]

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[…]

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 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![…]

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 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[…]

Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2019

Every year the organisations of the Joza Youth Hub get together for a day and showcase their work. The fun-filled day was led by Sindi from Upstart as MC. She guided us through the day with huge enthusiasm and motivated the visitors to take part in different competitions. AMP showed off their band skills and Read more about Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2019[…]