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2013 Scholarship Recipient – Mercy Aboh

I am a 19 year old female from Nigeria from a family of 7. I am currently studying Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Minna. Our mother died in 2006 and the care for the family’s welfare became solely that of my father who is a public servant. I have always […]

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Announcing Our New COO – Frances Van Sloan

We are very excited to welcome Ms. Frances Van Sloan who recently joined WAAW Foundation’s executive board as our Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining WAAW Foundation, Frances was the Assistant Director at Wolfe Ridge Camp, an Outdoor Learning Center in Minnesota. Frances worked with WAAW Foundation this summer as our STEM Robotics and Renewable Energy […]

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2014 WAAW Foundation Scholarship Now Open!

WAAW Foundation has started accepting 2014 scholarship applications. Applications will close November 30th   2013! Every year WAAW Foundation offers $500 in scholarship to qualifying girls in STEM Education at the University level. Since inception, 9 girls have benefited from the scholarship: 4 from Kenya, 2 from Nigeria, 1 from Uganda, 1 from Malawi and 1 […]

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WAAW Foundation 2013 STEM Camp – A Success!

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation in partnership with Womens Technology Empowerment Center (W.TEC) Nigeria just concluded a high quality, exciting and technically challenging one week residential Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp for African Girls in Senior Secondary School (9th to 12th Grades). The theme of the camp was […]

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WAAW Foundation Founder Dr. Unoma Okorafor, Winner 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) ABIE Award

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), is a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, has announced the winners of the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Awards, to be presented at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) on October 5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of the […]

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2013 WAAW Scholarship Recipient – Kondana Kamsesa

I am a 22 year old female from Malawi. Currently I am in my second year at The Catholic University of Malawi. I am the eldest of four children, with a large extended family presence in the house. In many ways I have been like a second mother to the household. Through this, and watching […]

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WAAW Foundation at Google RISE Summit in London UK

As a Google RISE Award recipient, WAAW Foundation was honored to be one of the 30 organizations from 18 countries that attended a Google RISE Summit in London from June 14-16, 2013. The #GoogleRise summit is an effort to bring all 30 recipients together and provide an opportunity for all recipients to learn from one […]

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School Outreach and Mentoring by Rose Macharia

Rose Macharia is a 2013 WAAW Scholarship recipient. Interviewing her was a great inspiration for us. As much as she was struggling to pay for her tuition, she was still able to start a mentoring outreach for students in her community. She has done a fantastic job already and we are encouraging her to do […]

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Feature on 2013 WAAW Scholarship Recipient – Rose Macharia

The WAAW Foundation Scholarship Initiative has benefited nine girls since inception. Every year at least four girls receive $500 towards their tuition. These girls must demonstrate need through strong academic progress and financial need. For the 2013 Scholarship program, we went further, we also decided that the girls should either be giving back or be […]

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Thank you African Education Initiative

WAAW Foundation is deeply grateful and very excited to announce a new sponsorship towards the 2013 STEM Camp initiative from the African Education Initiative (www.nef3.org)

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