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2019 SUMMER CODE SCHOOL WAS A SUCCESS

One of the hallmarks of the 21st century is the degree of advancement of technology. Technology has been integrated into almost every sector from automobiles to the smart home. Basic knowledge of technology will soon be required to work in any field. All these machines and innovations are programmed using codes. Coding is basically the […]

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WAAW Bi-annual Fellows Summit 2019

WAAW foundation conducted its third bi-annual Fellows summit in Lagos, Nigeria from 5th – 9th of August 2019. The Fellows summit brought together 11 fellows from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya for a one-week training workshop. WAAW Foundation fellows are young students studying any STEM-related course in their various higher institutions and implementing our STEM […]

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WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarships for Female Students 2019/2020

The WAAW Foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need base African female STEM-focused college education. WAAW Foundation scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full-time students in a STEM-related course in an African university. Recipients will be required to start a stem outreach chapter at their university […]

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WAAW Fellows Mentorship Meet-up with Mrs. Ebele Agu

On the 17th of August, the Vice president of WAAW Foundation, Mrs. Ebele Agu had a Mentorship Meet-up with the WAAW fellows which was themed “Knowing your why”. She spoke about why she is a part of WAAW Foundation and why she’s so invested in WAAW Fellowship program. She joined WAAW foundation because of its […]

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Promoting STEM Education / ICT through Teachers Training

This summer, The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, trained 78 STEM teachers in its just-concluded 4th Annual STEM teachers training programme for secondary school STEM educators in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. The overall aim was to provide STEM teachers with sufficient academic skills and deliberately influence a behavior change among […]

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Never Too Late To Start – My Tech Story

Mary Abiodun who is an alumna of She Hacks Africa Coding Boot Camp Cohort 3, shares how she started her journey to becoming a software developer. I decided to write about this to remind me of how I started this journey, how I felt at the beginning, and to let you know that it is […]

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2019 SHE HACKS AFRICA CODING BOOTCAMP – COHORT 12

She Hacks Africa coding Boot camp (Cohort 12), sponsored by Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation, started on the1st of July 2019 with a total of  39 youths. The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of young females in the technology workforce and to enhance the livelihood of young Nigerians.   It was an impactful and […]

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Why kids should learn Coding

When kids are introduced to coding, they gain an appreciation of how digital technology work. Digital technology is a big part of many kids’ lives, as they are surrounded by smartphones, video games, video entertainment, websites, and even robots. What drives this technology is software or computer programs that are created by coding. Like learning […]

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Fellows Mentorship Series With Dr Unoma Okorafor

On the 10th of July, WAAW fellows had a Mentorship series with Dr. Unoma Okorafor, the founder of WAAW foundation. WAAW fellows had the opportunity to ask questions, share stories and challenges of their chapters. Dr Unoma Okorafor reiterated the vision and the mission of WAAW Foundation. She talked about the programs in WAAW foundation […]

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WAAW SCHOLARSHIP ALUMNI – MY SUCCESS STORY

I am Rebecca Nanjala a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi Kenya, and an alumni chapter lead of the WAAW Foundation STEM outreach program at the University of Nairobi Kenya. I won the WAAW Foundation scholarship in 2015 when I was in my 3rd year of university. College was expensive, the scholarship […]

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