Human Capital Development Thought Leadership

Maths and Coding Initiative for Joburg Youths

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4IR is here. Feel it, it is really here. What role will Africa play in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Where in the technology value-chain does Africa as a continent find itself? What is being done to improve the prospects of the continent?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have been identified as areas that need to be bolstered so that Africa can be competitive on the global playground. The success in STEM is heavily reliant on the quality of primary and secondary education as we try to prepare our learners for a VUKA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world of work.

After a lot of research, MathsGee has launched a course entitled “Learn Maths Through Coding”, which aims to teach school-going learners the necessary skills needed to thrive in a digital world whilst simultaneously equipping them with maths problem solving skills.

“The problem is that mathematics has been taught as this abstract subject that has no clear application in learners lives, their reality thus the rampant disengagement. We have to remodel our presentation of maths and coding is one avenue we can use to speak maths in a tangible manner”, said Edzai Zvobwo, founder of MathsGee.

MathsGee, through its partner NPO, The Education Support Forum (TEDSF) will be delivering the course for free in various African cities. The first event will be held at the MathsGee headquaters in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa. More cities will be added to the itinerary in due course.

Rulani Rikhamba, the COO of TEDSF is excited about the partnership with MathsGee. He said, ” This partnership will go a long way in alleviating upskilling our youths in Africa and the first event is coinciding with Youth Month in South Africa”.

To support this initiative and bring it to a town near you, you can donate to TEDSF on https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/theeducationsupportforum

Course Information:

CourseGrade 8-12: Learn Maths through Coding
Programme TypeSelf Improvement in Mathematics and Coding
Partner InstituteThe Education Support Forum (TEDSF)
Award TypeCertificate of Participation
Award Issued ByMathsGee
ModeOffline Workshop
Book HereBooking Url
Date15 June 2019
Time08:00 AM – 12:00PM
Venue22 Sloane Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2191

 

4IR is here. Feel it, it is really here. What role will Africa play in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Where in the technology value-chain does Africa as a continent find itself? What is being done to improve the prospects of the continent? Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have been…
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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGee. Through this organisation, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people. A maths evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai’s quest has seen him being named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; he has been invited to address Fortune 500 C-suite executives at the Mobile 360 North America; was nominated to represent Southern Africa at the inaugural United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York; was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016; has won the 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; and has partnered with local and global firms in STEM interventions.

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