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[…]

Our Social Engagement Project in the 4th term

In the 4th term in the South African academic year the Village Scribe Association  traditionally carries out a project that deals with South African culture and tradition, but also with engagement in the society. Lukas and me thought about some new ideas for that project and finally came up with the plan to create short[…]

Let’s sing and dance for peace!

The awarenet Peace Day Concert took place at Noluthando Hall on the 28th of September. Since August, our awarenet students have been busy creating their own lyrics, melodies and choreographies for the annual Peace Day Concert. Corinne Cooper from Rhodes Music Department and Zukani Budaza from Sonic Art Studio taught the children musical skills and[…]

Get The P(arty)MP Started!

It’s this time of year again! It’s time for our annual Peace Day Music Project! Five schools will once again participate in what will be the greatest event of the school year! In cooperation with the Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology represented by Corinne Cooper and the Sonic Art Studio represented by local hip-hop[…]

Meet this year’s awarenet champions!

On June the 3rd, we hosted our very first awarenet soccer tournament at the Dlephu Stadium in Joza. Five of our schools (SDA PS, Archie Mbolekwa SP School, Ntaba Maria PS, C.M. Vellem PS, Good Shepherd PS) took part and played an amazing and fair tournament. It was part of our Health and Fitness Project[…]

Are you ready for the awarenet cup?

Last term, it was all about cultural differences and similarities between Germany and South Africa. This also included lots of good food and indulging in each other’s national dishes. To get rid of the extra kilos we have gained, we are now starting a Health and Fitness project for the 2nd term. We will learn[…]

It’s My Culture

This term, it was all about cultural differences and similarities between Germany and South Africa. We learned about German and South African cuisine, languages and popular sports. We wrote blog posts, answered forum questions and uploaded many different pictures on awarenet. For the last sessions, volunteer Larissa planned something special for her students to say thank you for[…]

Cut! Music video shoot with the winners of the awarenet Peace Song Concert 2014

On Friday, November the 13th, we shot the music video with last year’s winners of the Peace Song Concert. We picked up our learners from Khutliso Daniels and drove to various locations in the Township and central Grahamstown to shoot several scenes in many different places. We spent our lunch break in the Botanical Gardens where[…]

awarenet Madiba Project 2015

Due to Nelson Mandela’s death in December, our last project of the academical year is always Mandela related. In remembrance of him and the beautiful batik silk shirts he used to wear, we are designing our own Madiba shirts with our learners. We started the project with some introductory sessions on who originally designed the[…]