Robotics Course in Makhanda

On the 26th and 27th of August 2021 Awarenet hosted a two days robotics course which was run by Mr Danie Heymans from the Care for Education . The purpose of this course  was to teach community members to become robotic trainers for local children. Through learning how to make a robot and control it  Read more about Robotics Course in Makhanda[…]

Covid-relief food parcels 2021

Last year our former volunteer, Paula Lambeck, initiated a fundraiser in Germany in an effort to help our core group learners with receiving food parcels. This initiative came about because of the economic challenges faced by many people in South Africa, more especially Makhanda, due to Covid-19. On Wednesday 21 July, we braved the cold Read more about Covid-relief food parcels 2021[…]

Awarenet program receives funding from North-South Bridges Foundation!

A new exciting awarenet project involving mobile learning has received funding from the North-South Bridges Foundation in Germany! The funding is meant to support our core group learners in their quest for both digital competency and academic excellency by providing them with access to tablets and connected learning support.  The North-South Bridges Foundation has graciously Read more about Awarenet program receives funding from North-South Bridges Foundation![…]

Awarenet Open Lab Courses

The awarenet open lab has introduced new open lab courses for the year 2021, this is to help the learners of the schools in Joza and adults that are not familiar with computers. Now they will get an opportunity to know how to use a computer as some of them have never had the privilege Read more about Awarenet Open Lab Courses[…]

VSA Annual General Meeting in 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the VSA took place on 20 November 2020. Both organisations, the VSA Trust in South Africa and the supporting organisation VSA e.V. in Germany, were present. We discussed the new child protection guidelines and our work during pandemic times and we reported about projects, finances and funding. Elections took place Read more about VSA Annual General Meeting in 2020[…]

Living with the pandemic at awarenet

A time of crisis also means a time where change seems more possible. At awarenet we have tried to use the crisis to change our programmes in a meaningful way for the youth and children attending. After a bleak lockdown of most activities in South Africa from the end of March until the end of Read more about Living with the pandemic at awarenet[…]

Re-opening of Open Lab

The awarenet Open Lab reopened on the 15th of October 2020 after having been closed since the beginning of the lockdown at the end of March 2020. All the kids in the Joza community who use our open lab for school-related work were really happy to hear the good news that the awarenet open lab Read more about Re-opening of Open Lab[…]

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[…]

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[…]