Rejuvenating Makhanda Rivers!

Learners from Awarenet and Inkululeko are helping rejuvenating Makhanda’s much-neglected streams and rivers! Through a project sponsored by the United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church in the United States the project aims to make a group of high school learners into environmental change makers in their local communities. Working closely with local river organisation Read more about Rejuvenating Makhanda Rivers![…]

Talking Technology to Power

How can youth influence the state in providing more access to technology in a local South African community? By “talking technology” to those in power through a new project organised by Awarenet where youth from Makhanda seeks to put the spotlight on the lack of access to information technology in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Local youth Read more about Talking Technology to Power[…]

100% pass rate for Awarenet matriculants!

Awarenet is proud of its class of 2021 who received a 100% matric pass rate! Out of these successful grade 12 learners 75% achieved a so-called bachelor’s pass which allows them to study at a South African university. This contrasts  with the total results in our province of the Eastern Cape which had a matric Read more about 100% pass rate for Awarenet matriculants![…]

VSA Annual General Meeting in 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the VSA took place online on the 17th of December 2021. Both organisations, the VSA Trust in South Africa and the supporting organisation VSA e.V. in Germany, were present. The management of the VSA Trust reported about the various projects the organisation has carried out the last year in Makhanda, Read more about VSA Annual General Meeting in 2021[…]

It all adds up for Awarenet!

Awarenet has been accepted to be part of an exiting maths program run by Olico, a South African organisation with an impressive track record in improving the maths skills of learners across the country. Awarenet will receive funding and training for maths tutors to teach groups of grade 8 and 9 learners using innovative technology Read more about It all adds up for Awarenet![…]

Awarenet course in robotics and coding for kids!

On the 15th of October Awarenet started its first robotics and coding course! Five tutors who earlier this year went through professional training is teaching a group of grade 8 and 9 learners every Friday at the Joza Youth Hub. The learners enjoy the course very much as they the learn the ropes of coding Read more about Awarenet course in robotics and coding for kids![…]

Rhodes University High School Quiz

On the 14th of October 2021 our learners participated in the Rhodes University High School Quiz which was held online via Zoom and Kahoot. Awarenet had two teams in the competition which consisted of grade 8s who were in the Junior team and grade 12s who were in the Senior team. It was the first Read more about Rhodes University High School Quiz[…]

Rotary Leadership Event at Awarenet

Awarenet grade 10 and 11 learners took part in a leadership event organised by Grahamstown Sunset Rotary on Saturday the 18th of September. Through the use of a brand new monitor which forms part of our Video Portal Project the learners could interact online with speakers and fellow school learners throughout South Africa. The day-long Read more about Rotary Leadership Event at Awarenet[…]

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[…]