The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, this year received a welcome injection of fresh blood and ideas through the election of Clement Simuja and Gerald Accom to its board of trustees. The awarenet program first became aware of Clement after hearing about him single-handedly running computer classes for teachers and[…]
The Joza Youth Hub Open Day took place on the 26th of May and we were having lots of fun. Feel free to have a quick read!
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[…]
Last weekend Max and Xenia (the new volunteers from Germany) arrived in Grahamstown. Since then we have been busy showing them everything they need to know or might want to know. All that time I was trying to recall how I felt seeing all those things for the first time. It feels so distant already,[…]
Hi World! There is a wise quote that says: “Follow your heart and live passion”. I was born in Grahamstown, the City of Saints. I grew up with a lovely half-a-dozen family (family of six). My father owned a personal computer, which we would explore every day after school. As children at home we would[…]
One of the ideas behind the awarenet program is to better utilize the existing computer facilities at local schools. While the lack of equipment obviously is one of the key reasons for the poorly developed IT skills amongst the youth of South Africa, the lack of specifically trained teachers seems to be even more of[…]
I have been co-operating with my fellow awarenet team in assisting and helping where I could with awarenet sessions at schools and at the hub for a year, until recently this year. I have been assigned with a group of my own to facilitate and work with. The awarenet group I was assigned to is[…]