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[…]

awarenet is paypaling

awarenet is now connected to the PayPal financial service. This means that you are now able to donate money easy, fast and more convenient than using other methods. You can just browse through our website and open the page “Donate Online”, there you will find a little Donate button. If you click on it you[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Joza goes Hollywood

A few weeks ago we reported about our movie making course. Within this blogpost we want to show you the final version of the short movie. We are incredibly proud of our learners and what they have accomplished. They shot the film with their mobile phones and edited it themselves with the program “Kdenlive”. Hoping[…]

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[…]

The awarenet movie making course

The awarenet movie making course “How to create a short movie from beginning to end” for young  Open Lab users was offered in cooperation with Alette Schoon, a Rhodes University Journalism lecturer. The course took place on the 5th and 6th of December 2017. The school learners taking part in the course were taught to[…]