A trip down memory lane

One year, 12 months, 365 days sounded incredibly long but the time flew by as fast as the airplane that brought us here on the 18th of August 2017. Our year was full of adventures, with positive as well as negative experiences, and daily challenges.  Now we are sitting here and will take a short[…]

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[…]

awarenet Teacher’s course accredited!

The awarenet teacher’s course which started in 2017 now has official recognition in the South African educational system! Through the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) relevant bodies of authority in different sectors of the economy approve courses on offer in South Africa to improve the skills of the workforce. These recognized courses are[…]

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[…]

awarenet teachers’ course

“The future of the world is in my classroom today” (Van W. Fitzwater). This quote is all about teaching the youth, but what about teaching the adults who are mostly in charge of the youth? Well that is why we created the awarenet teachers’ course with a group of teachers from nearby schools Nombulelo Senior[…]

awarenet Health and Fitness Day 2017

The annual awarenet Health and Fitness Day was held at the JD Dlepu stadium on the 23th of June. awarenet learners from different schools competed for the honour of being the awarenet champions of the year. As usual the boys in the awarenet program took part in the awarenet soccer cup, new this year was[…]

Funding for awarenet teacher’s course!

The awarenet program recently received funding from the HCI Foundation for its brand new teacher’s training course. The HCI Foundation is the corporate social investment arm of HCI, a black empowerment investment holding company where the majority shareholder is the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union. We are proud to receive a contribution from[…]

Impressions of the Peace Day Concert

Last year’s biggest awarenet event was definitely the Peace and Music Concert at the 28th of September. We created a video showing the performances of all 5 groups on stage. The background song is the winner song of Ntaba Maria Senior Primary School. It was recorded by Corinne Cooper from the Rhodes University’s Department of[…]

Recordings of awarenet HipHop Songs!

In February, the Village Scribe Association had to face a new and complicated challenge: the recordings of last year’s Peace Day songs. As most of the groups which participated in the September Peace and Music Project were in the last year of their school, we had to find them in their new schools.  As they[…]

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[…]