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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Radio interview with awarenet

Earlier this year I was interviewed by Sivuyile Ndawuni from partner organisation Upstart! about how awarenet tries to help improve access to ICT resources in the municipality of Makana where Grahamstown is located. Upstart is an organisation which gives underprivileged youth in Grahamstown high schools the chance to create journalistic products on print, radio and[…]

Common Ground Café Advert Production

Back in December Chiara wrote a blog post about our Community Engagement Project, where we produced short video documentaries about topics concerning the local community. One of those videos was created in cooperation with Inkululeko, an NGO working at Ntsika Secondary School. Instead of a documentary, we quickly decided to make something closer to an[…]

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[…]

Our Social Engagement Project in the 4th term

In the 4th term in the South African academic year the Village Scribe Association  traditionally carries out a project that deals with South African culture and tradition, but also with engagement in the society. Lukas and me thought about some new ideas for that project and finally came up with the plan to create short[…]

Video Workshops with Upstart

During the last term we did a video documentary project with our learners. Every Group chose a topic that is relevant to them and somehow connected to the local community. We wanted them to do as much as possible by themselves, but we also wanted to produce videos that look as professional as possible. It[…]