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WAAW FOUNDATION HOSTS DISCUSSION FORUM ON AFRICAN WOMEN IN TECH

Have you imagined what the world would be like if more young African girls are inspired to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Courses and the society encourage more women to lead? Your guess may be as good as ours, – when women lead in tech, in business and other areas, we give others […]

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WHERE DOES THE MYTH LIMITING WOMEN FROM CAREER EXCELLENCE COME FROM?

WAAW is giving opportunities to young girls to express themselves in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), connecting them with the best opportunities in Africa and beyond.                         WAAW 2017 fellows: scholars from different higher institutions across Africa who won WAAW Foundation’s fellowship opportunity. WAAW believes women can thrive in tech, if […]

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WAAW Foundation Named Member of Panel To Review Nominations For 2017 ‘Equals In Tech Awards’

WAAW Foundation has been announced as a member of distinguished panel that will be reviewing nominations for the 2017 ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards. This was made known in a press release issued by the International Telecommunication Union ( ITU) News. “The ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards (formerly the GEM-TECH Awards) is an annual initiative designed to promote gender […]

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LIST OF SUMMER CAMPS THAT ENGAGE STUDENTS IN SUMMER HOLIDAY

The long awaited summer holiday is just some weeks away and primary & secondary school children in Nigeria will have approximately a month and a week to ease themselves off class work and home work. Decades past, holiday has always been a time when children visit grandparents in their home town or take a trip […]

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Featured Interview: Sloan Scholar Unoma Okorafor on Inclusivity in STEM Education

“Educating a girl is not a feminist thing to do.” –Unoma Okorafor, Sloan Scholar PhD Given that the under-representation of women and minorities in STEM is such a significant issue—not to mention the primary impetus for the Sloan Minority PhD Program—the above statement from Unoma Okorafor, Sloan Scholar from Texas A&M University, might be jolting. […]

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The 4 lessons I learned in Academia by Dr. Unoma Okorafor

Lesson #1: A lot of people struggle privately with the imposter syndrome, and it can follow you even after you earn accolades and degrees. The imposter syndrome, or deeply ingrained feelings of perceived inadequacy and the belief that one’s accomplishments have been gained through luck rather than ability, can become especially heightened when starting something […]

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WAAW Foundation Launches Platform To Send A Girl-Child Back To School

The Working To Advance Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, has launched a platform designed for donors to raise funds in sending a girl-child back to school. Announcing this in Abuja on Friday, President and CEO of the foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor, stressed that every girl has the […]

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WHAT HAPPENS TO AN AFRICAN GIRL’S EDUCATION WHEN SHE GETS MARRIED AT AN EARLY AGE?

In Nigeria, 43% of girls are married off before their 18th birthday; 17% are married before they turn 15, while 60 per cent of the 10.5million children out of school are girls. A research work by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information reports that the percentage of girls married before age 18 in Niger is […]

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#eSkills4Girls: WAAW FOUNDATION’S GLOCAL CLASSROOM RECEIVES ACCOLADE

In Kigali, Rwanda, female tech leaders from 30 African countries gathered at KLab to participate in the 2017 Transform Africa Summit #eSkills4Girls meet up. The event, which held in May 2017, was to encourage the sharing of experiences and knowledge between girls-led digital initiatives across the Continent. #eSkills4Girls was launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic […]

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APPLICATION IS OPEN FOR SUMMER CODE SCHOOL FOR TEENS

WAAW Foundation is excited to announce application for the 2017 Summer Code School for students within the ages of 6-17. The 3-week STEM and Computer science training workshop is for kids and teens interested in exploring the exciting world of programming. This is a special workshop designed for boys and girls to gain practical experience […]

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