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 have had the opportunity to represent my country in international competitions. My journey with awarenet began in 2013 Read more about My journey with awarenet[…]

Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day

On Friday the 13th 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 Read more about Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day[…]

Better together – Outdoor Education at Hobbiton

Awarenet learners are sitting in the school and having their nose in the 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 Read more about Better together – Outdoor Education at Hobbiton[…]

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 Read more about Food program at awarenet – with a recipe![…]

awarenet – A new project “School Cooperation Project”

Realizing the growing digital divide among schools in Grahamstown, this year, awarenet secured funding for a teachers training program for ICT educational support, and gave impetus to launching a School Cooperation Project, in April 2019. The awarenet based, School Cooperation Project is rolling out to assist teachers with gaining basic knowledge and skills in ICT, Read more about awarenet – A new project “School Cooperation Project”[…]

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![…]

New volunteer Phillip arriving in August

Hello everyone, my name is Phillip Knaak and I will be joining the awarenet team, arriving in Makhanda in early September. I will be staying in South Africa for a year and work for awarenet during my time there. I will turn 18 years old in July and I am currently graduating from high school Read more about New volunteer Phillip arriving in August[…]

Paula Lambeck joins the awarenet team as a volunteer

Hi everyone, my name is Paula and I will arrive in Makhanda in August to support the team of the Village Scribe Association for one year. This year I graduated school  and after that I would like to explore the world and to learn more about a different culture before I start my studies (maybe Read more about Paula Lambeck joins the awarenet team as a volunteer[…]