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STEM outreach program in University of Port-harcourt, UNIPORT, Nigeria

Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation launched the STEM fellows outreach program at the University of Port-harcourt (UNIPORT), Nigeria. The UNIPORT cell  is a student led initiative which comprises 3 female  undergraduate students (fellows) studying STEM related courses and led by Chineye Ezeakor. Chineye is a final year Electrical and Electronic engineering […]

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First WAAW Foundation Outreach Program Training- A Huge Success!

On February 3rd, 2014, WAAW Foundation  completed its first Outreach and Mentoring Program Training in Durban, South Africa.  Seven Fellows from the cell based out of the University of Kwazulu-Natal took part in the 6-day training, led by Frances Van Sloun, Operations Director for WAAW Foundation. Fellows had a blast exploring new curriculum, activities, and […]

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WAAW Foundation in Partnership with ELiTe as 2014 Africa Rise Award Recipient

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation and the Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering are partnering to promote African girls’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) and Computer science field in 2014. Working to Advance STEM Education for African women (WAAW) Foundation works to build the pipeline of African […]

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HANNAH SIMBA – STEM CELL LEADER, SOUTH AFRICA

 My name is Hannah Simba, I am 23 years old and currently studying at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. I am Zimbabwean by birth and come from a family of two. Both my parents are civil servants and my younger brother just finished his high school education. I am currently studying Bio-medical […]

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WAAW Foundation promotes STEM Education for Girls in Africa

WAAW Foundation provides opportunities for quality STEM programming for African girls, aged 11 to 30 years as a means to close the economic, innovation and achievement gap for African women in the 21st century global economy. Our mission is to Increase the pipeline of African women in STEM and Computer science fields.

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2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT – WINNIE MOGUSU

  I am a Civil and Construction Engineering student in the University of Nairobi. I studied in Pangani Girl’s Secondary School 2005 – 2008 and graduated with a mean grade of A. I decided to pursue civil engineering mainly because I was passionate of Mathematics, Physics and Geography. My decision to enter into a male-dominated […]

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WAAW FOUNDATION FOUNDER RECEIVED 2013 ANITA BORG AWARD

WAAW (Working to Advance African Women) Foundation founder, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor received the Anita Borg Award on October 3, 2013. She was selected for her innovation, leadership, and successful contribution in increasing the impacts of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Computer science. She received this award at the 13th Grace Hopper Celebration of Women […]

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2013 STEM CAMP PARTICIPANT – ADEGEYE ADESOLA

I am a SS2 science student from Airforce Secondary School, Lagos, Nigeria and a participant of the WAAW Foundation 2013 STEM Camp themed; Robotics and Renewable Energy Camp for African Girls. I had a fascinating, interesting, educative and fun filled moment at the STEM Camp. The classes we had where mainly practical classes (we had to […]

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WAAW FOUNDATION AT 2013 WRO NATIONALS COMPETITION

LEGO EDUCATION, one of our 2013 STEM camp sponsors were honoured to receive our camp participants at their 2013 World Robots Olympiad(WRO) Nationals Competition program which took place on Monday, 30th September, 2013 at the Oriental Hotel Banquet Hall, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria As part of our mission is to create a long term relationship for our […]

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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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