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 Read more about Get The P(arty)MP Started![…]

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 Read more about Meet this year’s awarenet champions![…]

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?[…]

OUT NOW: The awarenet Peace Song Collection 2014 + Music Video

We finally finished shooting and editing the music video of 2014’s winner of the Peace Day Song Concert. Our learners put lots of effort into lyrics and performance and we are super proud of them. Check it out! Also, we finally finished the production of the awarenet Peace Song Collection 2014 CD. Click here to listen Read more about OUT NOW: The awarenet Peace Song Collection 2014 + Music Video[…]

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[…]

My Culture. My Heritage. My Pride.

After our successful campaign on the International Day of Peace earlier this week, we attended another fantastic event today. Our learners from the C.M. Vellem Primary School invited us to attend their Heritage Day activities and to watch them perform traditional dances, songs and poems. Tomorrow, on September 24th, South Africa celebrates National Heritage Day. There are many events and Read more about My Culture. My Heritage. My Pride.[…]

An End of Year Treat for outstanding awarenet Learners and Staff!

Due to fact that the school year has come to an end and learners went on holiday, I decided that a treat for outstanding learners would be a good gesture. So, Lukas and I took three learners on a outing to town: Thandoxolo, Zinthle and Anesipho. I chose Thando due the fact that he was so Read more about An End of Year Treat for outstanding awarenet Learners and Staff![…]

Grade R learners Graduate from C.M Vellem Higher Primary School

On the 28th of November, the C.M. Vellem Higher Primary School graduated 50 Grade R learners. The VSA was invited due to our  various community work  in the school . It was a pleasure seeing the learners, who are 5 to 6 years old singing and dancing in the middle of the classroom. Lots of Cream Read more about Grade R learners Graduate from C.M Vellem Higher Primary School[…]

C.M. Vellem farewell Grade 9

On the 5th of November the C.M. Vellem Grade 9s celebrated their farewell at the Makana resort in Grahamstown. Because VSA worked with the learners for the last three years we were invited to participate in the ceremony. The learners were smartly dressed in their uniforms and even the teachers looked good in smart wear. Read more about C.M. Vellem farewell Grade 9[…]

awarenet CDs are produced and were given out at the launch party

All the songs of the awarenet Peace Project 2013 are recorded and the CDs are produced. Congratulations! The CD was released on the first day of the Grahamstown Arts Festival 2014, on Thursday, the 3rd of July 2014 during a small celebration party for all people involved and our partners, supporters and friends. The event Read more about awarenet CDs are produced and were given out at the launch party[…]