awarenet recruits Rhodes University students!

On the 23rd of February the Community Engagement office at Rhodes University invited awarenet to take part in the Engaged Citizen Programme launch to recruit new students volunteers for 2019. Our project manager Kjetil Torp was also part of a panel discussion where he discussed the concept of volunteering with managers of other projects. For[…]

Learning Trust Support

For the second consecutive year awarenet has received support from The Learning Trust, an organisation which provides funding and capacity building to community-based education programmes focused on extended learning opportunities in the after-school space. In other words, the Learning Trust help all those small South African organisations such as awarenet which try to activate and[…]

awarenet – Upstart core grade 9 group a success!

Awarenet recently recruited a new cohort of grade 9 learners in cooperation with Upstart, a fellow non profit organisation which aims to bring local youth skills in journalism and media. The grade 9 learners will be part of our program until grade 12 and will be given extensive educational support and training in ICT and[…]

2018 awarenet highlights

Check out some of the highlights of the awarenet year 2018! In February we reached our 500th member of the Open Lab and our teacher’s course was SETA accredited: 500th member of awarenet Open Lab! awarenet Teacher’s course accredited! In April we taught teachers doing a postgraduate degree at Rhodes University the use of Power[…]

10th Anniversary of the VSA

On December 3 in 2008, the Village Scribe Association vzw. was first founded in Belgium by Anna and Ron Wertlen along with Amanda McPhail, Jan Baekelandt, Christoph Flügge, Antonio Gulli and Robert Tolksdorf with the following intention: To envisage, conceive of, use, and support modern, innovative information and communication technologies to help people in the[…]

New faces on the board

The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, this year received a welcome injection of fresh blood and ideas through the election of Clement Simuja and Gerald Accom to its board of trustees.   The awarenet program first became aware of Clement after hearing about him single-handedly running computer classes for teachers and[…]

Recognition for awarenet at Rhodes Community Engagement Awards 2018!

awarenet and partners received awards for community engagement at the 2018 Rhodes University Community Engagement Awards! Sudo Soc, the computer society at Rhodes University, were among three finalists for Rhodes Society/Sports Club of the Year for their work with installing the new awarenet Learning Lab. Richard Were received the award from Rhodes University vice-chancellor Dr[…]

HCI Foundation workshop

Last Thursday the awarenet team took part in a great workshop organised by our funder the HCI Foundation on how non profit organisations can collaborate to achieve sustainable social change. Lab supervisor Thanduxolo Royi and project coordinator Kjetil Torp joined a multitude of representatives from other non profit organisations from all parts of the Eastern[…]

Rhodes University students share skills

Rhodes University students have been active this year sharing their skills and knowledge with awarenet learners in our brand new Learning Lab. Through its Community Engagement program Rhodes University sent us a group of students who come every week to teach our core group of grade 9 learners. This group of learners have been selected[…]