The awarenet music and peace project 2013 has started!

This week was the first week of our music and peace project on awarenet which will lead to the Peace Concert on Peace Day in September 2013. Terri-Lynn Penney, the awarenet coordinator in Grahamstown, accepted the participation of 5 schools, namely CM Vellem Higher Primary School, Good Shepherd Primary School, Mary Waters High School, Nathaniel Read more about The awarenet music and peace project 2013 has started![…]

Collaboration for Social Development

eKhaya ICT and the Rhodes University IT Department fixed Ntaba Maria PS’s Internet connection to the Rhodes network in combined effort. Rhodes donated a 48 port switch, which was installed and tested by eKhaya ICT. Ntaba Maria’s principal was overjoyed and thanks everyone involved. Also the learners are very happy to be back online. While Read more about Collaboration for Social Development[…]

Teachers become awareNet Champions for Sustainability

The VSA now focusus on training teachers how to use and teach the use of awareNet to learners and how to integrate the awareNet programme into their regular teaching. Initially, we mainly trained learners, which was important to find out if awareNet is interesting for them, and if they understand the concept and design. That Read more about Teachers become awareNet Champions for Sustainability[…]

awareNet mobile server travels to 4 locations every week

Thanks to the awareNet mobile server and the free service of the VSA, four schools in Grahamstown are able to provide education in Internet usage to their learners, even though they have no or only limited access to the Internet: Khuhliso Daniels SS, Nombulelo SS, Ntaba Maria PS and Ntsika SS all have computer labs, Read more about awareNet mobile server travels to 4 locations every week[…]

VSA re-opens School Computer Labs

The VSA’s activities help learners to get back into their computer labs. Another recent example: Ntaba Maria Primary School has had a functioning computer lab for many years. Then, last year, the teachers went on strike for a long time causing many difficulties for learners and teachers to keep up with their work and duties. Read more about VSA re-opens School Computer Labs[…]

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[…]