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[…]

Opening of the awarenet Learning Lab

This Wednesday we officially opened the second awarenet computer Lab! All the people who put in effort in establishing the lab were invited to share some cake and admire the progress. This Lab will serve as a learning lab to give a core group of school learners the opportunity to follow a structured program composed[…]

The 2nd Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2017

On the first of April, we invited the community to spend the morning at the Joza Youth Hub to get an impression of the work of the various different organizations. Every partner prepared an activity showcasing what the organization is offering to the youth. Thanks to donations from local businesses and the Communicative Ecology project[…]

Let’s sing and dance for peace!

The awarenet Peace Day Concert took place at Noluthando Hall on the 28th of September. Since August, our awarenet students have been busy creating their own lyrics, melodies and choreographies for the annual Peace Day Concert. Corinne Cooper from Rhodes Music Department and Zukani Budaza from Sonic Art Studio taught the children musical skills and[…]

Namkelekile!

For this year’s Mandela Day and the Trading Live Mandela Week organised by Rhodes University Community Engagement, the awarenet team offered their services for a IsiXhosa lesson. With Mcvay as a native speaker and Kjetil being fluent, we decided to take up the challenge and teach the guys from the Department of Human Kinetics and[…]

The New Dreamteam.

Last year in December, one of our two German volunteers, Kim Niemann, decided to leave the VSA to continue his voluntary service at Cape Mental Health in Cape Town. Read more about his reasons to leave Grahamstown here on our blog. Even though we are one person short now, we will still be able to[…]

Welcome to the Joza Youth Hub Fun Day and Bazaar!

On the 6th of February, we hosted our very first Fun Day and Bazaar at the Joza Youth Hub. There were food stalls, arts and crafts, good music and lots of fun activities for the kiddies. We also opened our office for the public to learn more about the Village Scribe Association and the awarenet[…]

Starting 2016 with a BANG!

We have many plans for the new year and did not hesitate to get started. The kids are back at school and we are back at the office. Many of our learners from last year have finished school or went to another school which means that at the moment we are busy recruiting new students who are[…]