Recognition for awarenet at Rhodes Community Engagement Awards 2018!

awarenet and partners received awards for community engagement at the 2018 Rhodes University Community Engagement Awards! Sudo Soc, the computer society at Rhodes University, were among three finalists for Rhodes Society/Sports Club of the Year for their work with installing the new awarenet Learning Lab. Richard Were received the award from Rhodes University vice-chancellor Dr[…]

Rhodes Community Engagement Awards

Rhodes University awarded awarenet for their work with university student volunteers on the 10th of October. The Community Engagement programme of Rhodes University has expanded considerably in later years and 400 students now participate in the student volunteer programme. At least once a week these students take part in activities conducted by local non-profit organisations[…]

Get The P(arty)MP Started!

It’s this time of year again! It’s time for our annual Peace Day Music Project! Five schools will once again participate in what will be the greatest event of the school year! In cooperation with the Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology represented by Corinne Cooper and the Sonic Art Studio represented by local hip-hop[…]

awareNet Programme in the Finals of the Impumelelo Social Innovation Award

We are very proud to announce that the VSA’s awareNet programme made it into the second and final round of the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards. Impumelelo is not only the leading independent awards programme for social innovation in South Africa, but also an unsurpassed repository of exceptional models of best practice across a wide range[…]

awareNet users awarded with free tickets to EC Schools Festival 2012

It pays off to be an awareNet user. Apart from working on exciting projects together with learners from various different schools, you often have the possibility to be rewarded with things like free theater visits, restaurant outings, scientific tours or – in this case – free tickets to the Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2012 in[…]

awareNet teachers win Judges Award at Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum

The teacher group consisting of Sarah Hanton, Boudina McConnachie and Anna Wertlen were one of the top 20 finalists in the Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum, South Africa 2012. Hanton and McConnachie took part in a judging process at the Durban Hilton on the first and second of April, where they presented their work on[…]

awareNet Teachers in the Finals of the Innovative Teacher Awards

The “Good Vibrations” Project by Sarah Hanton, Boudina McConnachie and Anna Wertlen has been selected for the finals of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum competition! The project involves peer-teaching, outreach and obviously the usage of awareNet and is described in detail in our previous blog. This year, finalists are not only invited to attend[…]

awareNet part of an Innovative Teacher Award Proposal

Two teachers from VG High School in Grahamstown, Dr Hanton and Mrs McConnachie, collaborated very closely with the VSA over the last year and have now driven a combined application to the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Awards. VGHS joined awareNet last year and its learners have since then participated in a number of different and very[…]

Village Scribe Association is a a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO)

Excellent news! Another administrative “piece of the puzzle” falls into place: As of the 27th of February, VSA South Africa is recognised as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in terms of Section 18(A). This means that any donations received are exempt from donations tax for the organisation, and are also tax exempt for donors. Our[…]