The Tried And Loved List by We Grow SA

 

So many options to choose from. Where do you start? 

Tried and Loved Adults Courses

Introduction to Sustainable Development - Damelin 

This is an 8 week, 8 module course that is current, relevant and empowering.

 

A relatively new field, sustainability bridges social sciences, engineering, environmental science, and technology to innovate ways to live in harmony with nature and support human health.

Mental Fitness & Wellbeing - 42 Courses

Learn neuroscience broken down into applicable, practical steps. This is an essential course for building mental fitness and resilience. Learn how to master mental performance, productivity, creativity and memory from founder of Brain Workshops Phil Dobson in this 32-lesson life changer.

Logical and Critical Thinking - Future Learn 

We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty,and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.

 

Improve your logical and critical thinking skills with this Future Learn short online course. 

Innovation by Brian Miller

- 42 Courses

Innovation has never been more in demand. Companies are facing relentless pressure to delight us with new, better and smarter products and services - before somebody else does.

 

This course will explain what disruptive innovation is, how it changes the market, and show you proven practical ways to help create disruptive innovation yourself.

Change Management Online Short Course - GetSmarter

The one constant you can always count on is change.  It’s estimated in the years to come organizations will place greater emphasis on change resilience and change management competency, with a large focus on increasing change management comprehension at the managerial level. Receive a certificate of completion from UCT upon completion of this course.

Create a Professional Online Presence - Future Learn

How we present ourselves online is becoming increasingly important, both personally and professionally.

 

During this course, you will explore the various elements that make up your professional online presence and learn how to exist online without affecting your employability.

The Happy Course from 42 Courses 

This course has been created by the Happiness Research Institute and we feel that it is so fitting and relevant during this time. 

Experts say that one of the emotions humans have been feeling during the COVID-19 epidemic is that of grief as we are ultimately dealing with the collective loss of the world we once knew. 

The Happiness course will take you a on a journey to unlock your own happiness by learning healthy habits regarding relationships, money, family, children, social media, trust and fitness.

Find out more about this course. 

Collaborative Working in a remote team from Future Learn

Working from home has become the new reality for most South Africans and it is a reality that many have struggled to keep up with. 

In this Future Learn course that we have tried and loved, you will explore the challenges and benefits of remote working. You will consider different technologies for collaboration and get introduced to project management tools that can help ease the difficulties of working remotely.  

The We Grow SA team thinks there’s no better, more valuable course than this right now!

Must Read Books

Lightie Literature

How many ways can you say Hello? 

Written by: Refiloe Moahloli

illustrated by: Anja Stoeckigt

This is a beautiful book of South African charm, that’s perfect for our South African littlies to learn more about their culture. 

Through an exciting journey to the moon, the book teaches how to say hello in our 11 official languages. The main character, Sara, travels to a variety of familiar South African landscapes, collecting friends and learning languages along the way. The South African context communicated in this story helps give its little readers a sense of comfort and excitement for their home, South Africa and the wonderful diversity it offers.    

For The Adults

A little (big) magic for spring 

by Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s time to unleash the creativity we all have!  If you’re looking for a magic carpet ride without the fancy frills – this book is your golden ticket to success. Award-winning author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love) unpacks the raw and honest truth about living your fullest creative life without fear, in her bestselling non-fiction, Big Magic. The book takes us on a real life journey of self-praise and self-criticism while we lean in closer to what it really means to abandon insecurity and step into our shine – as creatives, as writers, as business minds, as women and as men. Big Magic is a soulful prescription for the ongoing human condition of Fear-based living. It’s a work of heart - and the most original account of the ever-nudging creative process. The perfect Spring read that will no doubt get you excited to take action on the one million ideas you wrote down somewhere, and never had the confidence to manifest.

You are a badass at making money 

by Jen Sincero 

Get ready to shift how you think about money forever.

 

This is an inspiring, enjoyable read with very helpful tools and perspectives on changing your relationship with money, your career and yourself. Author Jen Sincero is captivating and relatable, and leaves you with that anything is possible feeling. 

Books We’ve Read And Loved

Educated by Tara Westover Available on Snapplify

If you haven’t read Educated by Tara Westover, we suggest you get your copy through Snapplify right away- it’s that good.

 

Raised as the youngest of seven children, Westover never went to school, nor visited a doctor, until she was 17. Yet, she was able to educate herself, eventually obtaining a Ph.D. from the UK’s renowned University of Cambridge.

The book highlights some valuable lessons for us: 

  • Change is fundamental:  if we properly harness our thoughts, we can change not only the future but our past. 

  • It’s all about curiosity: Nurturing one’s curiosity enables oneself to push past any limits we believe we may have and ultimately reveals a world of possibilities. 

  • Education is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves- Your education is a work in progress- it entails learning about art, history, culture, business but also learning about yourself. Educated teaches us that education is far broader and more complex than we all think. It is multi-faceted and a life- long endeavor.

Tried And Loved Kids Platforms

Code Monkey

International partner Code Monkey enables your child to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

Teach Me 2

School kids and university students are at home trying to complete their syllabus and we all know that’s really hard without the support of a teacher or lecturer. Teach Me 2 offers online virtual tutoring sessions with highly qualified tutors. 

We love Teach Me 2!

MindSpark Math

With its AI powered engine and 19 years of research on children’s learning, MindSpark offers a truly personalised Math’s learning experience to every student

Python in Pieces

We have always known that technology and AI were the future, but we thought we had time to prepare for the change and adapt. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this change to right now and it leaves many unable to prepare, adapt and thus unable to avoid redundancy.  

Our children can start learning the skills they inevitably will need when they finish school now with Python in Pieces. Children can learn the language of Python right now from the comfort of their own home.

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