Expanding the Robotics program in Joza

Awarenet has expanded the Robotics program to include twice as many Makhanda learners as before, going from 80 learners in 2023 to 160 in 2024.  The learners are from grade 6 to 9. The Robotics program allows learners to learn about simple coding by teaching them how to code a small robot to fulfil certain Read more about Expanding the Robotics program in Joza[…]

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[…]

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 Read more about Village Scribe Association Annual General Meeting[…]

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 Read more about awarenet is paypaling[…]

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 Read more about The Xhosa Chronicles[…]

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 Read more about Peace Songs on 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 Read more about Joza goes Hollywood[…]

‘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 Read more about ‘Ice Age’ in Grahamstown[…]

It’s #GivingTuesday!

Today is #GivingTuesday a movement to create an international day of giving as a counterpoint to the commercial days of BlackFriday and CyberMonday. It introduces the Christmas season with the thought of giving something to the less fortunate among us. Join the spirit of giving by helping us build educational opportunities for youth in an Read more about It’s #GivingTuesday![…]