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The VSA started a great collaboration with Rhodes’ Community Engagement. CE organised 10 volunteers who are going to work with us for the year 2011. We are very happy to welcome such a large group of motivated, young and active students. Thank you very much for your interest!
The volunteers are going to join Thozi, Rhini’s community coordinator, into the awareNet classes at the various schools in Rhini to work together with the learners and assist Thozi in his work, ie. teaching. All of them are experienced Internet users and professional social networkers who cannot wait to get into contact – personally and electronically – with all those learners who have very little experience in this field.
We believe that they will be a great inspiration for them (eg. by blogging about their own experiences and personal views on awareNet) and that they will motivate them to become more innovative and self-confident in the awareNet network. We hope that, together, they can work on important projects that will be published in Upstart for a greater audience, and that the learners will start discussing their opinions, issues and concerns more openly with increasing trust in the young volunteers – something that is usually missing in the South African traditional way of teaching.
Welcome to the new blog of the Village Scribe Association. From 2011 VSA news will be published here, before it is circulated as a newsletter. VSA news continues to update you about our recent activities in ongoing projects, as well as exciting new projects. You’ll get insights from all our staff whether they are working with enthusiastic children from disadvantaged areas, or cutting edge technology for development.
I, Anna Wertlen (Chairperson of the VSA) will be jotting down thoughts and opinions here too. Look out for posts of links to related or other interesting projects, people, or developments.
I hope you will enjoy the new blog page and – most importantly – its content.