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[…]

New year, new core group

Kicking off 2020, we once again extended our educational program by establishing a new core group with grade 8 learners from the local high schools Mrwetyana, Nombulelo and Khutliso Daniels. Our core group program now ranges from the grades 8-11 and includes approximately 50 learners, all of whom we hope to support until their matric Read more about New year, new core group[…]

The Open Lab in numbers

The awarenet Open Lab sees more than 300 computer sessions over a seven days period! We recently conducted a survey of the usage of our computer lab which is open to the public from Monday to Saturday and is managed by a lab supervisor. The Open Lab concept was introduced in 2017 and is currently Read more about The Open Lab in numbers[…]

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

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[…]