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
|Grade 8-12: Learn Maths through Coding
|Self Improvement in Mathematics and Coding
|The Education Support Forum (TEDSF)
|Certificate of Participation
|Award Issued By
|15 June 2019
|08:00 AM – 12:00PM
|22 Sloane Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2191