A trip down memory lane

One year, 12 months, 365 days sounded incredibly long but the time flew by as fast as the airplane that brought us here on the 18th of August 2017. Our year was full of adventures, with positive as well as negative experiences, and daily challenges.  Now we are sitting here and will take a short Read more about A trip down memory lane[…]

Village Scribe Association Annual General Meeting

The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, held its annual general meeting on the 21st of July in Grahamstown, South Africa. Present were trustees and management of the organisation, learners and lab supervisors participating in the awarenet program and external partners such as Sudo Soc, the student computer society at nearby Rhodes Read more about Village Scribe Association Annual General Meeting[…]

The Xhosa Chronicles

During the Grahamstown National Arts Festival which took place last week we took some of our learners out to see “The Xhosa Chronicles”, a play about Xhosa culture and what difficulties modern Xhosa people face whilst looking back at their history. Kjetil, Xenia and I were accompanied by our lab supervisors and a member of Read more about The Xhosa Chronicles[…]

Afrofuturist Animation Workshop!

awarenet learners got a chance to learn how to make advanced computer animation during the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The learners took part in the Afrofuturist Animation Workshop run by Alette Schoon of the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. The excited young workshop participants all created their own moving and talking cartoon Read more about Afrofuturist Animation Workshop![…]

Open Lab expansion!

The awarenet Open Lab will expand after receiving funding for that purpose from the Learning Trust. The success of the Open Lab in attracting local school learners and other community members made it imperative to establish another computer lab. Every afternoon, particularly just after school hours, we experience long lines of awarenet Open Lab members Read more about Open Lab expansion![…]

500th member of awarenet Open Lab!

The awarenet Open Lab registered its 500th member last week! Aphelele Pama, a 13 years old grade 6 learner from local school CM Vellem became awarenet Open Lab member number 500. Asked why he decided to join the awarenet Open Lab Aphelele says the main reason is that computers can help him do his homework Read more about 500th member of awarenet Open Lab![…]

VSA AGM 2016 – minutes

date: 05.08.2016 time: 14.15 pm locations: Martin-Luther-Str. 78, 10825 Berlin, Germany Joza Youth Hub, Crn Ncame and Sani St, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa connected via Skype 1. Anna welcomed the present VSA members. Present: Anna Wertlen Larissa Willy Kjetil Torp Mcvay Boko Excused: Antje Hering Christoph Flügge Judith Flügge Sabine Wiekenberg Amanda McPhail Jan Baekeland Read more about VSA AGM 2016 – minutes[…]