Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day

On Friday the 13th our grade 8 core group visited the Career Day at Rhodes University, hosted by our partner organisation Inkululeko. The event featured several university employees and students presenting their experiences and useful information regarding specific subjects as well as university life in general. The first part of the event consisted of short Read more about Awarenet learners at the Rhodes Career Day[…]

Better together – Outdoor Education at Hobbiton

Awarenet learners are sitting in the school and having their nose in the books. After school they come to our computer lab and spend their time looking at a screen. We believe in the importance of media education, since the underprivileged youth in South Africa has way less screen time than their peers in other Read more about Better together – Outdoor Education at Hobbiton[…]

New volunteer Phillip arriving in August

Hello everyone, my name is Phillip Knaak and I will be joining the awarenet team, arriving in Makhanda in early September. I will be staying in South Africa for a year and work for awarenet during my time there. I will turn 18 years old in July and I am currently graduating from high school Read more about New volunteer Phillip arriving in August[…]

Paula Lambeck joins the awarenet team as a volunteer

Hi everyone, my name is Paula and I will arrive in Makhanda in August to support the team of the Village Scribe Association for one year. This year I graduated school  and after that I would like to explore the world and to learn more about a different culture before I start my studies (maybe Read more about Paula Lambeck joins the awarenet team as a volunteer[…]

Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2019

Every year the organisations of the Joza Youth Hub get together for a day and showcase their work. The fun-filled day was led by Sindi from Upstart as MC. She guided us through the day with huge enthusiasm and motivated the visitors to take part in different competitions. AMP showed off their band skills and Read more about Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2019[…]

awarenet recruits Rhodes University students!

On the 23rd of February the Community Engagement office at Rhodes University invited awarenet to take part in the Engaged Citizen Programme launch to recruit new students volunteers for 2019. Our project manager Kjetil Torp was also part of a panel discussion where he discussed the concept of volunteering with managers of other projects. For Read more about awarenet recruits Rhodes University students![…]

awarenet – Upstart core grade 9 group a success!

Awarenet recently recruited a new cohort of grade 9 learners in cooperation with Upstart, a fellow non profit organisation which aims to bring local youth skills in journalism and media. The grade 9 learners will be part of our program until grade 12 and will be given extensive educational support and training in ICT and Read more about awarenet – Upstart core grade 9 group a success![…]

2018 awarenet highlights

Check out some of the highlights of the awarenet year 2018! In February we reached our 500th member of the Open Lab and our teacher’s course was SETA accredited: 500th member of awarenet Open Lab! awarenet Teacher’s course accredited! In April we taught teachers doing a postgraduate degree at Rhodes University the use of Power Read more about 2018 awarenet highlights[…]

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[…]

Mcvay and his year as a volunteer in Germany

Former awarenet learner and intern Mcvay Boko just returned from an exciting year as a volunteer in Germany! It has been a long journey with awarenet for Mcvay who first joined our program as a high school learner in 2009 and through his internship from 2015-17 received the opportunity to volunteer in Germany in 2017 Read more about Mcvay and his year as a volunteer in Germany[…]