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El-Mansur Atelier Group sponsors WAAW foundation’s initiatives

  El-Mansur Atelier Group is an AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) company with a commitment to providing bespoke design and construction services using a combination of the most appropriate technology as well as highly skilled and motivated employees to achieve its goals under international best practice standards. The company supported our 2014 STEM camp by donating an […]

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GENDER DISCRIMINATION

GENDER DISCRIMINATION Discrimination based on gender is one of the primary impediments to education. And it affects boys and girls. In some regions, boys’ educational opportunities are limited by gender roles that force them to work rather than attend school. These financial responsibilities are often increased in boys’ adolescent years, making it difficult for them […]

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Kenyan Grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren.

Kenyan grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren By Ed ThomasBBC News, Ndalat, Kenya Priscilla Sitienei: “I want to inspire children” A 90-year-old Kenyan woman who goes to class with six of her great-great-grandchildren is believed to be the oldest primary school pupil in the world. Sitting at the front of class four in her school […]

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Inspiring Quotes from 100 Extraordinary Women

Most lists of motivational quotes are dominated by the counsel of men, and it certainly isn’t because women lack words of wisdom. So, I curated a list of my favorite quotes — from luminaries living and dead, activists and athletes, authors and actors, leaders and lovers — all women. Each of these is powerful in […]

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WAAW Foundation Founder and CEO’s Remarks

Dear WAAW Foundation Friends, 2014 has been another year of remarkable strides and progress for WAAW foundation! This year, we placed several pillars on our foundation in preparation for the great work ahead. I am extremely proud of what we accomplished together and would like to say thank you to all our partners, friends and […]

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20 BEST WOMEN COLLEGES IN THE US

Best Colleges Find the best colleges to help you meet your goals. Learn more about the schools and programs in your area. THE 20 BEST WOMEN’S COLLEGES Women’s colleges in the United States often share histories of struggle, as founders labored to address gender inequality and provide students with academic opportunities on par with the male-dominated […]

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“Meet the founder of Working to Advance African Women (WAAW), Dr Unoma Okorafor” – The TOWN icon

  A graduate of Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor is the brain behind Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Passionate about the promotion of female education, Dr. Unoma Okorafor founded WAAW in 2007 while she was a PhD student. She did so in response to a burning […]

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WAAW Foundation Among Top 10!

Top 10 Organizations encouraging African Women to venture into Tech and Innovation – Afromum As technology becomes an integral part of our daily lives now and more so in the future, there has been ongoing discussions and concerns regarding the alarming low number of women working in most of the Tech giants such as Google, […]

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WAAW Foundation at Second African Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

WAAW Foundation participated in the second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa. The second Ministerial Forum on STI in Africa was held at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco from 14 to 17 October 2014. Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor, the President and CEO of the Working […]

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“Women’s Studies: Why Female Education matters”

  Women’s Studies: Why Female Education Matters   Share this infographic on your site!   Women’s Studies: Why Female Education Matters With more women than men enrolled in U.S. colleges, Americans might assume the education of girls and women isn’t an issue. But that’s not the case around the world, as more than half the young […]

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