Radio interview with awarenet

Earlier this year I was interviewed by Sivuyile Ndawuni from partner organisation Upstart! about how awarenet tries to help improve access to ICT resources in the municipality of Makana where Grahamstown is located. Upstart is an organisation which gives underprivileged youth in Grahamstown high schools the chance to create journalistic products on print, radio and[…]

Rhodes students fix awarenet computers!

Sudo Soc, the student computer society at Rhodes University, lent awarenet a hand in maintaining the computer labs at Joza Youth Hub. With the skilled use of an air compressor the team from Sudo Soc delicately cleaned the dusty insides of the well-used awarenet computers without damaging a single processor, hard drive nor motherboard. Sudo[…]

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[…]

2017! Review of an awesome year

It has been a very important year for the VSA and awarenet in which we were able to increase our community outreach and continued our good relationship with Rhodes University. Successful projects! That is the first thing that comes into my mind when I am thinking of awarenet 2017. The last year was definitely a[…]

The awarenet-Team at the AGYI conference 2018

Kjetil and Max have been attending a conference hosted by the AGYI, the “African German Youth Initiative”. Its goal is to make youth exchanges between African countries and Germany easier as well as more accessible. The AGYI is sponsored by “Engagement Global”, an agency of the German ministry for economic cooperation and development which also[…]

awarenet Teacher’s course accredited!

The awarenet teacher’s course which started in 2017 now has official recognition in the South African educational system! Through the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) relevant bodies of authority in different sectors of the economy approve courses on offer in South Africa to improve the skills of the workforce. These recognized courses are[…]

Mcvay in Bremen! The travails of an awarenet learner

Our former intern and awarenet learner Mcvay Boko is now abroad in Germany for a year. He is taking part in the North-South component of the volunteer program weltwaerts which is designed to facilitate cultural exchanges between countries of the global north and south. The program is subsidized by the German state through the Federal[…]