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[…]

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[…]

Daksha Naran joins the awarenet team as project coordinator

Hi I’m Daksha Naran, I recently joined the awarenet team as a project coordinator. My main role is to develop an ICT skills learning and training program for school teachers. My interest in working with teachers comes via my passion in teaching natural sciences. As there are many exciting teachers support sites, creative and fun Read more about Daksha Naran joins the awarenet team as project coordinator[…]

10th Anniversary of the VSA

On December 3 in 2008, the Village Scribe Association vzw. was first founded in Belgium by Anna and Ron Wertlen along with Amanda McPhail, Jan Baekelandt, Christoph Flügge, Antonio Gulli and Robert Tolksdorf with the following intention: To envisage, conceive of, use, and support modern, innovative information and communication technologies to help people in the Read more about 10th Anniversary of the VSA[…]

Rhodes University students share skills

Rhodes University students have been active this year sharing their skills and knowledge with awarenet learners in our brand new Learning Lab. Through its Community Engagement program Rhodes University sent us a group of students who come every week to teach our core group of grade 9 learners. This group of learners have been selected Read more about Rhodes University students share skills[…]

awarenet lecture for teachers at Rhodes University

On the 10th of July, Kjetil from the VSA team held a lecture and practical session for students who participate in the part-time Bachelor of Education in Information and Communication Technology programme at Rhodes University. These students are full-time teachers who a few intensive weeks of the year are trained by Rhodes University’s Professional Development Read more about awarenet lecture for teachers at Rhodes University[…]

Rhodes University awarenet Lecture

Recently I held a lecture at the Education Department of Rhodes University about the awarenet platform and how it can make it easier for teachers to integrate ICT in a classroom setting. The audience was a mixed group of aspiring yet-to-become teachers and a more experienced lot of old-time educators. The former group belonged to Read more about Rhodes University awarenet Lecture[…]

eLearning Modules for teachers and trainers

Another exciting cooperation with University students has come to an end. This time, the VSA was approached by Prof Schoop of the Technical University in Dresden. His Faculty of Business and Economics offered to engage the students in a project that would help teachers and trainers in South Africa to enhance eLearning in classrooms. The Read more about eLearning Modules for teachers and trainers[…]

A business model for awarenet

René und Benjamin werden in ihrem Themenfeld “Social Entrepreneurship” einen Business Plan für ein Social Business erstellen. Beide studieren im 6. Semester Business Administration an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht in Berlin. In diesem Zusammenhang werden sie mit uns kooperieren und für awarenet ein Geschäftsmodell entwickeln. Ziel ist es, awarenet für Deutschland marktfähig zu Read more about A business model for awarenet[…]

awarenet cares about Health and social Development

What all includes a good health? More than 200 learners from more than 5 schools investigated this question and displayed what they found out on awarenet in one big project called The Health Promotion Project during the last 6 months. They were supported by their coordinator Terri-Lynn Penney and a wide range of volunteers, including Read more about awarenet cares about Health and social Development[…]