New volunteer Phillip arriving in August

Hello everyone, my name is Phillip Knaak and I will be joining the awarenet team, arriving in Makhanda in early September. I will be staying in South Africa for a year and work for awarenet during my time there. I will turn 18 years old in July and I am currently graduating from high school Read more about New volunteer Phillip arriving in August[…]

Paula Lambeck joins the awarenet team as a volunteer

Hi everyone, my name is Paula and I will arrive in Makhanda in August to support the team of the Village Scribe Association for one year. This year I graduated school  and after that I would like to explore the world and to learn more about a different culture before I start my studies (maybe Read more about Paula Lambeck joins the awarenet team as a volunteer[…]

Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2019

Every year the organisations of the Joza Youth Hub get together for a day and showcase their work. The fun-filled day was led by Sindi from Upstart as MC. She guided us through the day with huge enthusiasm and motivated the visitors to take part in different competitions. AMP showed off their band skills and Read more about Joza Youth Hub Open Day 2019[…]

A trip down memory lane

One year, 12 months, 365 days sounded incredibly long but the time flew by as fast as the airplane that brought us here on the 18th of August 2017. Our year was full of adventures, with positive as well as negative experiences, and daily challenges.  Now we are sitting here and will take a short Read more about A trip down memory lane[…]

Mcvay in Bremen! The travails of an awarenet learner

Our former intern and awarenet learner Mcvay Boko is now abroad in Germany for a year. He is taking part in the North-South component of the volunteer program weltwaerts which is designed to facilitate cultural exchanges between countries of the global north and south. The program is subsidized by the German state through the Federal Read more about Mcvay in Bremen! The travails of an awarenet learner[…]

SageNet Conference 2017

awarenet is a member of the South African German Network (Sage Net) and therefore took part in the network’s annual conference in Cape Town in October. The aim of Sage Net is to increase cooperation and understanding between South Africa and Germany – not the least by participating in the weltwaerts volunteer program where young Read more about SageNet Conference 2017[…]

Introduction: The new volunteers are coming.

Hello, We are Max and Xenia! This August we will go to Grahamstown in South Africa for 365 days. There we will volunteer at the Village Scribe Association which is teaching underpriviliged children how to use PCs and the Internet. We won´t come unprepared though, because we attended the Sage Net preparation seminar in Bad Breisig Read more about Introduction: The new volunteers are coming.[…]

Selection Day for our weltwärts volunteers for 2017/18

For the fifth time, the VSA joined SAGE Net.’s selection day. Four years in a row already, volunteers from Germany have supported the awarenet programme by coming over to Grahamstown to work with us for an entire year. We are grateful, but even more proud of our successful cooperation with SAGE Net. Together, we believe Read more about Selection Day for our weltwärts volunteers for 2017/18[…]