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 Read more about Are you ready for the awarenet cup?[…]

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 Read more about It’s My Culture[…]

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 Read more about Cut! Music video shoot with the winners of the awarenet Peace Song Concert 2014[…]

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 Read more about awarenet Madiba Project 2015[…]

SciFest – presenting awarenet and our project “Life after School”

SciFest held from the 18th to 24th March 2015 in the monument this year. The theme being “the year of light” lots of schools visited the SciFest from right over South Africa. Eight schools that we teach awarenet to in Grahamstown  participated this year. With over 100 learners taking part in the project, they were Read more about SciFest – presenting awarenet and our project “Life after School”[…]

awarenet Open Day 2014

by Rieke Heitmueller. On Friday, the 25th of April 2014, it was time for our annual awarenet Open Day. It took place at C.M Vellem Primary School for two hours in the afternoon and is inspired by the international Girls in ICT Day. This initiative is backed by ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Member States as an Read more about awarenet Open Day 2014[…]

Successful awarenet Open Day

This year, the VSA organised its first awarenet Open Day to present the programme to the community and to attract more teachers from new schools to take part in the programme. Viv Quin organised the event and decided that CM Vellem Higher Primary School would be a good example due to their long participation and Read more about Successful awarenet Open Day[…]

The first awareNet Youth Fun Run

The awareNet Youth Fun Run is the VSA’s second community event that will hopefully become an annual event happening in the Grahamstown township (Rhini). The VSA plans, organises and prepares events on awareNet, together with the community, to give everyone a chance to participate, discuss their ideas and be involved in the outcome. On Peace Read more about The first awareNet Youth Fun Run[…]