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Young Visionary Lesedi Mochadibane Empowers Students with Free, High-Quality Math Resources to Revolutionize Education in South Africa

Author: JT Comms
Date: 8 Nov 2023

The state of Maths in South Africa is facing significant challenges, with less than 30% of matric students opting for math, and only half of them passing their exams, as reported by Business Tech. In response to this pressing issue, Lesedi Mochadibane, a 23-year-old entrepreneur with nearly 5 years of experience in the edtech space, has taken a bold step to address the problem that plagues students across the country.

"Many factors contribute to the state of Maths in South Africa, and some of these issues are beyond the control of a young individual like myself," Lesedi remarked. However, his commitment to effecting change led him to conduct intensive research to identify the core problems within the education system that he could influence. Three key issues emerged:

  • Students often find math boring or harbour a fear or dislike of it.
  • Students struggle to grasp the fundamental principles being taught.
  • Students do not spend enough time practicing math.

With this understanding, Lesedi set out to develop a platform that would provide students with high-quality math notes, completely free of charge. These notes are designed to break down complex principles into an easy-to-understand format, incorporating vibrant colours and diagrams to make learning an engaging and enjoyable process. Each example within the notes includes step-by-step explanations, allowing students to see how the principles are applied in real time. Furthermore, this platform reduces the time students spend creating their own notes allowing them to use the extra time saved to practice more, making learning accessible to everyone.

Lesedi emphasized, "Most companies that offer notes charge students, or they provide a limited free version and expect students to pay for access to their full library of notes. I wanted to be the first to offer the best notes on the market completely free of charge."

His background in animations and art has lent a unique visual flair to his notes, making them akin to watching an animated movie. Each topic and every page is distinctively designed, departing from the conventional black-and-white writing with bullet points offered by other note providers. Recognizing South Africa's linguistic diversity, Lesedi has used simplified English to ensure that students, regardless of their proficiency in the language, can easily comprehend the notes.

The platform is called freenotes.co.za and within one month of launching the site it had reached over 3000 site views and 2000 unique visitors. 10% of the users were not even from the African continent with over 200 of them coming from the United States and almost 50 from the United Kingdom which indicates that the platform is on a global standard of quality.

Lesedi Mochadibane's dedication to revolutionizing the state of Maths in South Africa is an inspiring example of a young individual's capacity to drive change and empower students with the tools they need to succeed.

For more information about Lesedi Mochadibane and his transformative education platform, please visit https://www.freenotes.co.za/

For media inquiries and more information, please write to media@jtcomms.co.za or call (011) 788 7632

Issued by JT Communication Solutions on Behalf of Lesedi Mochadibane from FreeNotes – https://www.freenotes.co.za/

About Lesedi Mochadibane

  • Lesedi Mochadibane is a 23-year-old entrepreneur and education enthusiast with a rich background in the edtech space. With an unwavering passion for addressing the challenges within South Africa's math education system, Lesedi has emerged as a trailblazer. He has recently introduced a groundbreaking platform that offers high-quality, free math notes to students, revolutionizing the way education is accessed and delivered.
  • In addition to his remarkable work in education, Lesedi has left an indelible mark on the entrepreneurial landscape. Some of his notable achievements and accolades include:
  • Inclusion in the prestigious top 20 finalists for the inaugural Standard Bank Business Awards.
  • Winning a grant of R100,000 as a finalist in the Allan Gray Varsity Pitch for Campus Connect.
  • Securing the first-place award and a R20,000 cash prize at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation digijam for the Taxi Maths Game.
  • Attaining the No. 1 trending position on the Google Play Store with one of his innovative math games.
  • Being shortlisted as one of only 2 South Africans in the Digilab Africa competition.
  • Receiving recognition and awards at events like the South African Ideas Festival, Vusi Thembekwayo pitching competition, Red Bull Basement University competition, KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge, MIT-GSL competition hosted by MIT Graduates at WITS Tshimologong, and claiming the 2nd place in the ITTHYNK game jam.
  • Lesedi's commitment to education and his impressive achievements in entrepreneurship showcase his unique ability to drive meaningful change and provide students with the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.
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