Mcvay and his year as a volunteer in Germany

Former awarenet learner and intern Mcvay Boko just returned from an exciting year as a volunteer in Germany! It has been a long journey with awarenet for Mcvay who first joined our program as a high school learner in 2009 and through his internship from 2015-17 received the opportunity to volunteer in Germany in 2017[…]

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[…]

Village Scribe Association Annual General Meeting

The Village Scribe Association Trust, which runs the awarenet program, held its annual general meeting on the 21st of July in Grahamstown, South Africa. Present were trustees and management of the organisation, learners and lab supervisors participating in the awarenet program and external partners such as Sudo Soc, the student computer society at nearby Rhodes[…]

The Xhosa Chronicles

During the Grahamstown National Arts Festival which took place last week we took some of our learners out to see “The Xhosa Chronicles”, a play about Xhosa culture and what difficulties modern Xhosa people face whilst looking back at their history. Kjetil, Xenia and I were accompanied by our lab supervisors and a member of[…]

New volunteers are coming in September

awarenet is supported by German volunteers who work a full year for the organisation. This September two new volunteers will arrive in Grahamstown, South Africa. There is first Annika. She has just finished her training to become an assistant in media design. She loves to take photographs and is happy to listen to rock music.[…]

Peace Songs on soundcloud

We finally uploaded the songs from the Peace Day Concert 2016. 6 different schools participated in the Peace Day Concert 2016. Every school wrote their own song and performed it on stage! After such a long time we are proud to announce that we have the final versions of the songs uploaded to our Soundcloud[…]

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[…]

‘Ice Age’ in Grahamstown

On Friday, December the 1st, we introduced the festive season with a movie night in the Joza Youth Hub. After our monthly Hub meeting we transformed the boring communal room into a nice and cozy movie area. We had some blankets and pillows so the children were able to enjoy the movie from a laying-on-the-ground[…]