Rhodes Community Engagement Awards

Rhodes University awarded awarenet for their work with university student volunteers on the 10th of October. The Community Engagement programme of Rhodes University has expanded considerably in later years and 400 students now participate in the student volunteer programme. At least once a week these students take part in activities conducted by local non-profit organisations[…]

awarenet Champs were invited to Festival

On the 6th of July, an excited bunch of awarenet learners trekked down the hill to see “Themba’s dream”, one of the multitude of shows Grahamstownians are treated to during the Arts’ festival. The learners in question were the winners of the awarenet Sports Day competitions in soccer and netball, so after all that running[…]

The VSA AGM and Annual Report of 2017

VSA AGM 2017 – Minutes 24.07.17 18 pm Martin-Luther-Str. 78, 10825 Berlin, Germany 6 Durban Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa Welcome and excused Delayed start at 18:38 pm due to technical problems. Present: Anna Wertlen Ronald Wertlen Kjetil Torp Chiara Brendel Lukas Hüneke Sarah Hanton Excused: Christoph Flügge Judith Flügge Treasurer’s report     Annual[…]

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[…]

“We were treated like celebrities” – Puku Story festival 2017

The Puku Story Festival is a festival that is annually held in Grahamstown at settlers monument but this year it was held in the literature museum in Durban street. It took place from the 21st until 25th of february. The festival is basically  about enriching our culture through reading and listening to stories and poetry.[…]

2016 with awarenet – A Year in Review

The last year might not have been a good one for the world, but it definitely was a good one for awarenet and the Village Scribe Association. Some general facts about our work: As usual, we conducted awarenet training throughout the year and carried out various project. To showcase the use of our awarenet platform[…]

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[…]