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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo

Profile

Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGenius Leadership Institute, The Education Support Forum, and NdiribhoTV. Through these organisations, 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. Edzai is a firm believer that Africa can be liberated if her people are mathematically literate and are able to apply structured problem-solving thinking methodologies to find solutions to social, political and economic problems that have long affected his home continent. He is currently completing an MSc in Mathematical Statistics.

Courses

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Become Successful with Ray Dalio’s Principles
Expires After: Does not Expire

About the Course

The course, Become Successful with Ray Dalio’s Principles, is based on Ray Dalio’s Principles book, a #1 New York Times bestseller that has sold more than two million copies worldwide.

The course is an intiative of The Education Support Forum (TEDSF) an non-profit organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa. TEDSF compiled this course independently and is not in any way connected or endorsed by Ray Dalio. The wealth in the book motivated TEDSF to share with as many people as possible, the principles therein.

About the Book

Principles for Success distills Ray Dalio’s 600-page bestseller, Principles: Life & Work, down to an easy-to-read and entertaining format that’s acces­sible to readers of all ages. It contains the key elements of the unconven­tional principles that helped Dalio become one of the world’s most suc­cessful people—and that have now been read and shared by millions worldwide—including how to set goals, learn from mistakes, and collaborate with others to produce exceptional results. Whether you’re already a fan of the ideas in Princi­ples or are discovering them for the first time, this illustrated guide will help you achieve success in having the life that you want to have.

About Ray Dalio

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Become Great at Advocacy
Expires After: Does not Expire

Africa and the world are facing huge challenges, and while most of these were not of our making, they’ve been left for us to deal with. Poverty isn’t something we just read about, education isn’t guaranteed, and climate change is real and already making our taps run dry.

The world’s, and specifically Africa’s, youth demographic is growing. It’s expected by 2055, Africa’s child population will reach one billion. Such an enormous change in demographics presents immense opportunities – and challenges. We need to start conversations and bring about long-lasting change for the betterment of all society.

This course has been developed by people of varying ages, with different lived experiences, and a passion for change. It was created through an extensive consultative process, which brought together the voices of young people from various parts of Africa. This course will take you through the processes of fact-finding, planning, engaging with policy, building momentum, and making individual lifestyle choices. We are united by the idea that we can, and must, make positive changes for a better future.

Voices Of Youth

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Mathematics Anonymous Support Group
Expires After: 9 Month 27 Day

Course Information:

CourseThe Mathematical Genius in You
Programme TypeMotivation and Self Improvement in Mathematics
Partner InstituteThe Education Support Forum (TEDSF)
Award TypeCertificate of Participation
Award Issued ByMathsGee
Accredited ByNot Applicable
SAQA IDNot Applicable
Target AudienceBoth learners and their parents
Course DurationSelf-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Open to everyone who wants to overcome math anxiety
  • Minimal digital literacy

Course Outline

The Mathematical Genius in You course is based on the best-selling book of the same title by Edzai Conilias Zvobwo.

The Aims of this Course

 

This course has been developed with you in mind! It is a personal and candid blueprint on how to succeed in mathematics and problem-solving in general. The course is for both parents and learners who would like to know how to walk the mathematical journey together. It is geared towards tackling mathematical anxiety which affects a lot of people.

Its objective is to motivate, educate and in the process expose the correct mindset, attitude and attributes necessary to excel in mathematics. The course seeks to demystify mathematics as a learning area then give tips on how to become a good problem solver regardless of varying mathematical abilities. It has been developed for those who:

  • Have given up on mathematics, so that they can rekindle the lost love.
  • Would like to ignite the passion for mathematics that never existed before.
  • Think they have an average mathematical ability but wish to climb the mathematical ladder and push towards excellence.
  • Have already found the secret to success and perhaps do not realise this thus should be encouraged to ‘stay on top’.

At the formative level, this course seeks to produce problem solvers and logical beings that are versatile in the workplace and life in general.

The principles exposed in this course can be applied to other learning areas and it is hoped that after completing this course you should able to know where you stand mathematically and then work to improve your status. You can be the maths genius you have secretly always wanted to be.

If you are a parent you will be shown the attributes and attitudes to emphasize to your children so as to optimize their mathematical potential.

For teachers, this course is handy in getting skills to motivate students to adopt a positive attitude towards math.

The ultimate aim is for learners to be able to fully acquire math knowledge and skills, combine logical and intuitive reasoning and communicate effectively on interpretations in context to the real world using appropriate mathematical language and notations.

Use this course in conjunction with your textbooks and mathematical happiness will follow. Once you know how to think like a mathematician then victory and success are yours.

Go for it, go for gold. I know you can push yourself to be the best you can be.

 

Mathematics Anonymous

 

The course includes a discussion forum called Mathematics Anonymous (run by The Education Support Forum). It is a community of ordinary people who have decided to hold each other’s hands in exploring ways to achieve in mathematics. Members have different experiences with the subject and together they try and overcome all the barriers to success. The forum is targeted at both parents and learners so they can support each other in the mathematical journey.  It is a forum to share best practices and also go into detail through the interactive maths QnA sessions.

 

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Become An Energy Futurist
Expires After: Does not Expire

 

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Become a Great Public Speaker
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

CourseBecome a Prolific Public Speaker
Programme TypeMotivation and Self Improvement
Partner InstituteTBA
Award TypeMathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued ByMathsGee
Accredited ByNot Applicable
SAQA IDNot Applicable
NQF LevelNot Applicable
Course Duration30 Days
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic Literacy
  • Interest in public speaking

Course Outline

Become a Prolific Public Speaker is a course dedicated to the exploration and development of public speaking skills.

The lessons will involve reading material and other short video selections. The video selections for this course are all short, sweet and to the point. You won’t watch any video that is longer than 10 minutes. Most are closer to 2 or 3 minutes in length, with some being even shorter.

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Become The IBM Cloud Maven
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Information:

CourseBecome The IBM Cloud Maven
Programme TypeProvider Programme
Partner InstituteNot Applicable
Award TypeMathsGee Short Course Certificate
Award Issued ByMathsGee
Accredited ByNot Applicable
SAQA IDNot Applicable
NQF LevelNot Applicable
Course DurationSelf-Paced
Entrance Criteria
  • Basic literacy

Accelerate innovation and bring concepts to life. Cloud can empower you to embrace change and propel progress.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to understand:

  • What is Cloud
  • Why Cloud is important
  • How Cloud can be applied across various industries

 

Credit: This course was created by IBM as part of their Digital – Nation Africa Initiative. 

MathsGee seeks to share information and has independently adapted it for this platform.

 

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Become A Great Entrepreneur
Expires After: Does not Expire

What this course is about:

Starting a business isn’t for everyone. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Starting a small business requires you to invest time, energy and patience.

But more than anything else a Start-up needs passion, commitment and a clear sense of purpose. If you have what it takes and are willing to do the difficult things, then you should start your own business.

The course is a compilation of advice from some of the world’s best entrepreneurs who have started billion-dollar companies. They have shared everything they know about how to start a successful startup.

The course is a mixture of theory of entrepreneurship based on founders perspectives and project work to help you crystallise your idea or startup. It is our aim that by the time you finish this course you will have learnt all there is to know about starting a startup and you will have completed a business model canvas for your business.

Videos of the lectures, quizzes, practical ideation and business model generation, associated reading materials, and assignments are all available here. There are 20 videos, some with a speaker or two and some with a small panel. There are projects, quizzes and other activities for you to do. Imagine binging on 1,000 minutes of video content from the best entrepreneurs, if you watch it all.

 

The course covers how to:

  1. Come up with ideas and evaluate them.
  2. Get users and grow
  3. Do sales and marketing
  4. Hire
  5. Raise money
  6. Establish a great company culture
  7. Excel at operations and management, business strategy, and more.

 

Format of the course:

  • There are 20 video lessons from some of the best entrepreneurs covering various aspects of entrepreneurship.
  • Each lesson is followed by a activity to test your understanding of the ideas shared.
  • There are 4 Projects.
  • The last module of the course is a capstone project that requires you to come up with a complete self-rated business model document based on what you have learnt.
  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon completion.

Vusi Thembekwayo’s top tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur:

1. Lay the right foundation: Your knowledge of your product or service is the foundation for your business. Understanding your product from the inside-out determines whether your company lasts those critical 999 days.

2. Think like an entrepreneur, not like someone who is self-employed: An entrepreneur creates a system that can be self-sustainable irrespective of whether he or she is there or not, whereas someone who is self-employed is always required to be in the business.

3. Become the producer in your industry: The price of your service is always determined by the prices of your suppliers. If you become the producer and the seller – you have more control over the amount of money that comes in.

4. Have the right approach: To break into any industry, you must approach businesses appropriately – all businesses are run by people and all people are capable of convincing, if you approach them correctly. You need to learn the art of negotiation early on!

https://vusithembekwayo.com

 

This course is based on the Y-Combinator series hosted by Sam Altman at Stanford.

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Become A Spatial Analysis Doyen
Expires After: Does not Expire

Recorded lectures by Luc Anselin at the University of Chicago (2017).

According to Wkipedia, Luc Anselin (born December 1, 1953) is one of the principal developers of the field of spatial econometrics.