Very successfull&lively launch of the awarenet Peace Song Collection CD

The awarenet Peace Song Collection CD is out and distributed to all the participants of the project. The VSA organised a launch party to celebrate the event appropriately and thank everyone wholeheartedly who was involved in the awarenet theme song project. Terri-Lynn Penney organised the event (Fr, 1/2/13 at Nombulelo SS hall) and invited awarenet Read more about Very successfull&lively launch of the awarenet Peace Song Collection CD[…]

awarenet Peace Song Compilation CD Release Party

This week, the VSA will officially release the awarenet Peace Song Compilation CD in South Africa with a big Release Party in Grahamstown. The event will take place on Friday 1/2/13 at 2.30 pm at Nombulelo Hall in Joza. Invited is everyone who took part in the awarenet Peace Song Project in 2012 and a Read more about awarenet Peace Song Compilation CD Release Party[…]

A generous donation leads to an official awarenet CD release party!

The VSA has received a generous donation by an overseas member to produce another 100 awarenet Peace Song Collection CDs. This means that every participant in the awarenet Peace Song Project will receive their own copy, and the rest can be used for advertising our programme and hopefully to attract more funding to repeat the Read more about A generous donation leads to an official awarenet CD release party![…]

Background Information on The awareNet Peace Song Collection 2011

Are you aware yet? This blog provides more information to the music CD The awareNet Peace Song Collection 2011, which will be published soon. The challenge – write a theme song for awareNet Popular music culture is big amongst the youth worldwide – in Grahamstown East the Rap and Hip Hop music forms are particularly Read more about Background Information on The awareNet Peace Song Collection 2011[…]

awareNet users awarded with free tickets to EC Schools Festival 2012

It pays off to be an awareNet user. Apart from working on exciting projects together with learners from various different schools, you often have the possibility to be rewarded with things like free theater visits, restaurant outings, scientific tours or – in this case – free tickets to the Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2012 in Read more about awareNet users awarded with free tickets to EC Schools Festival 2012[…]

A Video about the awareNet-Peace Day Celebration event

The VSA published a short film about the music event on Peace Day. Have a look at the outcome of our wonderful project, in which learners from 5 schools in Grahamstown learned how to use computers and the Internet, how to write HipHop lyrics and perform them on stage in only 2 months. Please, watch Read more about A Video about the awareNet-Peace Day Celebration event[…]

awareNet Peace Day Celebration

We had a fantastic music event at Peace Day yesterday, here in Grahamstown-South Africa! We celebrated Peace and awareNet with great HipHop music that was composed especially for this event. It took us only 2 months to get five groups together and train them to perform their own song in the contest while they learned Read more about awareNet Peace Day Celebration[…]

The awareNet Peace Day short film

We have worked very hard the last weeks to train learners how to use computers and the Internet using awareNet while training them how to rhyme, sing and rap a HipHop song. All of this is now documented in a short film which will be screened on Peace Day at both, Noluthando Hall in Grahamstown Read more about The awareNet Peace Day short film[…]

Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2011

This year’s event took part on 16th & 17th May in the 1820 Settlers Monument. The VSA with sponsorship from the Schools Festival office had the privilege of taking fifteen awareNet learners from Grahamstown East (Benjamin Mahlasela Secondary School, Nathaniel Nyaluza High School, Nombulelo Secondary School & Ntsika Secondary School). It was two cold days Read more about Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2011[…]

awareNet users awarded with free attendance at the EC Schools Festival

The Grahamstown Foundation and the Village Scribe Association made it possible for 13 awareNet users to attend the Eastern Cape Schools Festival 2011 in Grahamstown free of charge. The grade 11 learners were chosen because of their high motivation and regular attendance at the awareNet sessions which are offered as extramural activities at their schools. Read more about awareNet users awarded with free attendance at the EC Schools Festival[…]