Weltwärts Partner Conference for Southern Africa 2016. (13. april – 16. april 2016)

During a few days in mid-April, under the auspices of a benign Highveld sun, a mishmash of dedicated and articulated voices could be heard penetrating the crisp air of the Johannesburg suburb of Benoni. Though the words escaping the dark and windowless vaults of the conference centre were unmistakably of English origin, the accents betrayed[…]

Cut! Music video shoot with the winners of the awarenet Peace Song Concert 2014

On Friday, November the 13th, we shot the music video with last year’s winners of the Peace Song Concert. We picked up our learners from Khutliso Daniels and drove to various locations in the Township and central Grahamstown to shoot several scenes in many different places. We spent our lunch break in the Botanical Gardens where[…]

Was ist awarenet, und wie ist es entstanden?

Wir haben ein Video produziert, welches erklärt, was awarenet eigentlich ist, was man damit machen kann, und wie es entstanden ist. Gleichzeitig ist es ein Portrait von Ronald Wertlen, der vor 10 Jahren die Idee zu awarenet hatte. Warum und was dann passiert ist, erklärt das Video. Dieses Video wird nur das erste eine Reihe[…]

VSA presents awarenet with new features at SciFest 2014 “Into Space”

On the 12th of March 2014, the annual Science Festival starts in Grahamstown. As usual, thousands of learners with their teachers will be there, eager to learn and discover the wonders of science and technology. This years’ theme is “Into Space”, and the Village Scribe Association will play their part by presenting the awarenet project[…]

VSA signs MoU with its technical partners

The Village Scribe Association is a non-profit organisation which developed the awarenet programme to promote computer and Internet literacy for underprivileged learners in South Africa. For technical reasons, e.g. recurrent connectivity problems, this programme uses the Internet platform awarenet. awarenet was specifically designed to meet the learners’ needs in several ways. Software development was and[…]

awareNet in Rural Education Pilot

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be thinking out of the box and breaking the computer lab ICT education mould in a rural pilot. The pilot will take place at Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, South Africa. awareNet is forms an important part of the social networking technology and methodology for the project. The[…]