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5 Reasons to Learn to Code in 2016

5 Reasons to learn to code in 2016! If you’ve been on the fence about learning to code, here are a few reasons why you should  definitely pursue it this year:   1) It’s fun. It really is! Coding is all about solving problems. It’s about breaking things down to their constituent parts and building […]

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FIVE REASONS GIRLS SHOULD LEARN CODING

THE FIVE REASONS GIRLS SHOULD CODE  There are five reasons that all girls should learn how to code. Great future jobs in every field – art, medicine, you name it – will go to people who can code. If we want to be part of one of the fastest growing job markets out there we […]

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4 Reasons Africa Is the Rising Star of the Tech World

With the world’s youngest, fastest growing population, Africa is also the world’s largest source of untapped talent. But that talent pool is starting to be tapped as tech employers, large and small, turn their attention to the continent’s potential. There are many economic, cultural, political and technological differences across Africa, but the continent is home […]

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2015/2016 WAAW SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Five African girls have been successful in our 2015/2016 Scholarship Application. After reviewing over 1003 applications from 27 countries in Africa, the following girls qualified and emerged as our 2016 scholarship recipients: Name                    Age Country University Course of study Mbebi Liticia 22 Ghana Kame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology college of Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Renewable […]

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WAAW at the Youth Day Hackathon, Cameroon

WAAW foundation took first place at the Youth day Hackathon competition. We are excited to announce that 10 of the Secondary school Students that benefit from our STEM outreach and mentoring program in Cameroon were selected to attend the Youth day Hackathon at the ICT University in Yaounde and their project took first place in the […]

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Four reasons Africa is the Rising Star of the Tech World

By Jeremy Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of Andela With the world’s youngest, fastest-growing population, Africa is also the world’s largest source of untapped talent. But that talent pool is starting to be tapped as tech employers, large and small, turn their attention to the continent’s potential. There are many economic, cultural, political and technological differences […]

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2015 WAAW STEM CAMPS-A HUGE SUCCESS!

For 59 secondary school girls, a summer of fun-filled Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities. The girls built renewable energy systems such as solar and Wind Mill systems, built small generators, learnt basic computer science concepts and programming using Arduino and raspberry pi platforms, developed Apps, participated in team building exercises etc. The Working […]

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2016 WAAW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, 2016 Scholarship program is open  till October 15, 2015 for need-based female African University/College students, with an offer of $500/year.  Eligibility: Female students of African origin living in Africa, less than 32 years, have gained Undergraduate admission to a University or College in Africa and studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) […]

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Encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers

Building on the success of the STEM camps hosted by the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation since 2013, 6-day residential camps will be held in July and August at the Brookhouse International School, Nairobi-Kenya and Greensprings School, Lagos-Nigeria respectively for 40 secondary school girls in each camp. These summer camps […]

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WAAW Foundation Mentoring and Outreach program

WAAW foundation is dedicated to engaging female college students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, who have the passion to give back to their community by sharing their experience and providing training for secondary girls in their local communities. We believe that Mentoring is a very powerful tool in retaining African female in […]

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