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[…]

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[…]

The awarenet movie making course

The awarenet movie making course “How to create a short movie from beginning to end” for young  Open Lab users was offered in cooperation with Alette Schoon, a Rhodes University Journalism lecturer. The course took place on the 5th and 6th of December 2017. The school learners taking part in the course were taught to[…]

Programming course made in Italy!

Two weeks ago, we had the nice guys from the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, based in Trentino, Italy, teach our learners programming, using Blockly games.

Our working environment – the school computer labs!

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[…]

North South Conference 2016

This year the Village Scribe Association showcased its awarenet program at the North South Conference in Somerset West, Cape Town. The conference, which is in its fifth consecutive year of existence, is aptly named North South as its co-organizers, False Bay College in Cape Town and Haugaland High School in Norway are situated close to[…]

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[…]

VSA presents awarenet with new features at SciFest 2014 “Into Space”

On the 12th of March 2014, the annual Science Festival starts in Grahamstown. As usual, thousands of learners with their teachers will be there, eager to learn and discover the wonders of science and technology. This years’ theme is “Into Space”, and the Village Scribe Association will play their part by presenting the awarenet project[…]