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October STEM chaper outreach activities

In October, our STEM chapter fellows in Makerere University,Uganda, University of Benin city, Nigeria and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana organized four College-to-secondary school STEM outreach and mentoring programs and impacted 235 secondary school girls. The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and […]

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Coding Workshop for youths in Abuja, Nigeria

The Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is organizing an immersive coding workshop for those interested in computer programming. Whether you are a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a journalist who wants to start building a portfolio to showcase […]

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Why STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) is a Smart Choice to Boost Africa’s Economy Today

STEM. The new buzzword standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s a strong word that hasn’t been embraced with much fervor in Africa during the last few years as one would expect, least of all considering much of the continent’s growth depends on those four initials. The thing is though, STEM should not be […]

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Women in Tech Week Community Outreach in Abuja

WAAW foundation and ETSD foundation organized a community outreach in Federal Government Girls College, Abaji-Abuja from September 26-27th, 2016 under the umbrella of the Women in Tech Africa, Abuja Chapter. During the ‘Women in Tech Africa Week’, we engaged about 400 secondary school girls in hands-on training on Technology( learnt scratch programming and Arduino), and […]

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Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM October 04, 2016 “What has been one of your most rewarding experiences?” The question was a difficult one for 2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation Unoma Okorafor. “Being a part of other people’s success stories,” she […]

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Top 10 Scholarship Programs for Young African Women

Each year, students from around the world receive billions of dollars in scholarships, and Africa is not short of recipients. A good chunk of these funds are increasingly being targeted at the African girl child, who is often either underrepresented, or in fields traditionally dominated by her male counterparts. And all for a good cause. […]

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WAAW foundation participated in 2016 NSE Exhibition

Participants from our 2016 Summer STEM camp were invited to participate in the Nigerian Society of Engineering (NSE) Abuja chapter Conference & Exhibition themed, “Engineering in this era of  change” from August 24 – 27, 2016. They interacted with Industry experts and showcased STEM hands-on projects on SCRATCH, Arduino programming, and Windmill system. Exhibition was […]

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SASOL, a proud sponsor of WAAW foundation 2016 STEM camp

WAAW foundation has just concluded its 4th annual STEM camp for girls in Abuja, Nigeria from August 8th to 13th, 2016 at Aduvie International school, Abuja. This STEM camp program was sponsored by SASOL, an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages technologies and the expertise of 30, 400 people working in 36 countries. […]

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WAAW STEM Teachers Training, a success!

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation just concluded its first STEM teacher’s training in Abuja, Nigeria from August 6th to 9th, 2016. Participants were Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers from Government/Public secondary schools across Nigeria. The training workshop was designed to introduce local STEM teachers to STEM contents, as […]

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The WAAW foundation 4th STEM camp program was another huge success!

Recently, The Working to Advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation in partnership with ETSD foundation and AFRITEX initiative organized a 6-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp, designed to create opportunity for secondary school girls to explore STEM as well as Computer Science training through technology-rich demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities and […]

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