MathsGenius Leadership Institute (MGLI) is an Afro-centric, quantitative leadership school. Our Vision To be Africas premier centre of quantitative problem solving, decision-making and leadership excellence training. Our Mission To develop quality, pro-active African leaders driven to solve the continents problems in a scientific yet local way. We aim to achieve this by:
Why are we doing this?
- Providing quality, home-grown, quantitative problem solving, decision-making and leadership training to the continentâ€™s youth outside university.
- Promoting critical and creative thinking in communities via alumni projects.
- Providing the much needed financial aid to alumni with deserving developmental projects.
At MathsGenius Leadership Institute we believe that mathematical problem solving, motivation, leadership and creativity form the basis for social and economic upliftment for any community. A mathematically savvy society that is solution oriented and driven has a higher probability of thriving compared to one that is not. We strive to empower African youth to be the captains of their destiny. MGLI was formed as a conduit to reduce the deficit in mathematical thinkers who can answer some of Africas most pressing problems. Not enough emphasis has been placed on the exploratory side of mathematics coupled with leadership training. We seek to drive home the point that there is a systematic way of solving any problems. At MGLI we invoke and unleash students ability to solve problem in various ways based on proven problem solving and decision-making frameworks. At MGLI we are playing a pivotal role in addressing the lack of:
How do we deliver?
- Availability of quality, home-grown, quantitative problem solving, decision-making and leadership training outside university.
- Adequate promotion of critical and creative thinking in communities.
- Access to funds by Africas young movers and shakers.
We have tailor-made a world class programme that focuses on the following areas:
Why MathsGenius Leadership Institute?
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Mathematical Thinking
- Problem Solving (Theory and Practical)
- Data Analysis
- Strategy and Decision-Making
- Social Impact Assessment Methods
- Self Management and Personal Development
The MGLI leadership development programme is:
Who runs MGLI?
- A niche, focused, quantitative-based leadership development programme outside university being offered to African youths who would otherwise have never been able to do it in their lifetime.
- Based on solid and proven problem-solving frameworks.
- Afro-centric, home-grown and relevant to the African continent.
- Is a one-stop shop for would be entrepreneurs as there is post-training support in the form of networks and financial aid.
- Endorsed by leading practitioners in the leadership development space and the MGLI Advisory Board and staff are composed of leading individuals from key institutions and industries.
Edzai C Zvobwo, CEO of MathsGenius Leadership Institute, is a high achieving author, mathematics teacher, motivational speaker, business analyst/IT project manager, game mathematician, leadership trainer with experience in: Software development operations in a mobile banking and payments environment (eWallets, switches, EMV, online and real-time payment processing, settlement and reconciliation). Calculating, verifying mathematical and statistical models and software for the gaming industry internationally. Teaching mathematics, mathematical literacy, physics and statistics at tertiary and high school level. Giving maths motivational talks and training programs for youth to reach their potential. Training educators and parents to recognise and unleash the genius in their learners and children. Presenting and teaching mathematics, problem-solving and leadership on radio and television. Writing books for the youth to fulfil their destinies as shown in his two books, The Mathematical Genius in You and Girl Child Rise Up in STEM Edzai is a firm believer of the theory that Africa can be liberated if her people are mathematically literate and apply the problem solving thinking methodology to find solutions to social, political and economic problems that have long hounded the â€œMother-Continentâ€.
Good problem solvers will eradicate poverty in Africa. To become a good problem solver, one needs to be mathematically trained to achieve this. He possesses a BSc Honours in Applied Mathematics, Diploma in Business Analysis and Certificate in Data Analysis and Certificate in Creative Problem Solving. Has a good understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle and the value of keeping projects on time and within budget and meeting client requirements. Has a great appreciation of methodologies of succeeding in the studying and applying mathematics in real world situations i.e. Simulation, forecasting, quantitative decision-making, optimisation, mathematical modelling, project management, random number generators etc. He has a passion for mathematics; this is evidenced by his motivational works across schools in South Africa. He has participated in intervention programmes in the townships through workshops and camps assisting struggling learners. He called himself The Mathematical Evangelist on a Mindset TV programme and uses that name as his Twitter handle. Edzai has done a lot of work with SABC and their outreach programmes.10 000 copies of his book, The Mathematical Genius in you, were sponsored by SABC Education and distributed to rural schools where a dire need for mathematical excellence is. A lot of MBA students from leading institutions of higher learning have benefited from his tutoring of research methods and statistics. His dream is to demystify mathematics and ensure that learners become good problem solvers.