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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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The Three Weeks of AWELE Academy (S)He Hacks Africa Coding Bootcamp In Lagos

In its mission to ensure no one is left behind in the world of digital revolution, the African Women Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy concluded its three-week intensive programming workshop for men and women in Lagos, Nigeria. The intensive workshop which held from April 24 to May 12, 2017,  exposed participants to amazing world […]

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Mother of Invention: Women Who Pursue Tech, Overtake and Drive It Forward

Women have been writing the narratives of technology over a long period and this makes one wonder why the reporting of women activities in tech is not as popular as that of men. Women have had great influence on how things in technology works right from the early years.  The role of women is not […]

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WAAW GLOCAL CLASSROOMS: USING STEM TO GET AFRICA READY FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) is here upon us, it has shaped the way things are being done, turned the world to a unit market place, and replaced cumbersome processes with simple solutions that are far more efficient and less time consuming. The fourth industrial revolution is being driven more on the space of technology […]

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2017 COMPUTING, ROBOTIC AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CAMP FOR GIRLS

The world is changing, in terms of technology, and things are moving so fast that what was relevant a month ago, has changed differently now. The challenges of the world are changing and we must rise up to them as they present new opportunities for us to explore.  In the midst of this opportunity however, […]

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Unoma Okorafor: Invest in self-development. I have never met a great leader who is not a reader.

Dr. Unoma Okorafor is the founder and CEO of Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education for African women, and working to ensure that talent is engaged in technology and innovation on the African continent. A serial and social entrepreneur, […]

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