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[…]

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[…]

Meet Thandu: awarenet and karate champ!

Before the 3rd term starts and we are head over heels involved with the next big project, we would like to introduce Thanduxolo Royi, who has been a great help to us during the past terms. Thandu started as and still is one of our awarenet learners, but since he has been part of the[…]

The VSA goes Festival

The annual National Arts Festival shook the otherwise drowsy small town of Grahamstown into sudden life. The multitude of colourful and lively people descending on town was a total onslaught on the senses of the small-town soul, passingly giving Grahamstown the feel of an international metropolis. It was then that the Village Scribe Team decided[…]

3 Successes, 3 Challenges, 3 Opportunities

I was recently introduced to the 3-3-3 method of reporting about our work, which convinced me, so I am going to present our current developments to you today following this idea. 3 successes Over the years, we established annual awarenet projects that follow the school terms and provide useful knowledge to the learners. They motivate[…]

Weltwärts Partner Conference for Southern Africa 2016. (13. april – 16. april 2016)

During a few days in mid-April, under the auspices of a benign Highveld sun, a mishmash of dedicated and articulated voices could be heard penetrating the crisp air of the Johannesburg suburb of Benoni. Though the words escaping the dark and windowless vaults of the conference centre were unmistakably of English origin, the accents betrayed[…]

The New Dreamteam.

Last year in December, one of our two German volunteers, Kim Niemann, decided to leave the VSA to continue his voluntary service at Cape Mental Health in Cape Town. Read more about his reasons to leave Grahamstown here on our blog. Even though we are one person short now, we will still be able to[…]