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Launching Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria

Today, WAAW foundation and AWELE Academy announced the launching of a Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Boot-camp in Lagos, Nigeria. “We are excited to announce the first cohort of WAAW foundation’s African Women Engineering, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy – a 12 week coding, leadership and technology entrepreneurship boot-camp/school in Lagos, Nigeria.” Said, Ebele Agu, WAAW […]

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May Outreach and Mentoring program

The WAAW Foundation STEM outreach program was launched in 2013. This program aims to train and equip college students to organize STEM outreach chapters within their Universities and promote STEM education and learning amongst secondary school students. The overall goal of the WAAW foundation STEM outreach and Mentoring program is to bridge the secondary school-to-college continuum […]

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The Importance of Volunteers in Non-Profits

Volunteers are a vital part of non-profit organizations. They’re essential for the growth of each company and helping the mission out. Without them, many companies would be non-existent. They depend on the generosity of these volunteers every day to keep the program running. Whether they’re behind the scenes on the boards or on the frontline […]

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How You Can Make A Difference in Someone’s Life Through a Nonprofit

For those of us with a roof over our head and job and education opportunities available, we may not realize how lucky we are compared to others in the world. Many people are living in impoverished countries, and don’t have an opportunity to advance their education or get vital job training skills. Giving back to […]

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Scholarship Opportunities for African Women in STEM

A number of organisations encourage women empowerment through education at different levels by offering specific scholarships for African women from Africa and developing countries. Although women looking for scholarships can as well apply for other scholarship programmes that are non-gender specific, there are sponsorship programmes that reduce the competition by offering their scholarship programmes solely […]

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African Women in STEM/Technology

Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor: Dr. Okorafor is the founder and Chief Executive of WAAW Foundation. Born in Nigeria, she received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1998. She obtained the M.Sc. degree from Rice University in Houston, TX and her Ph.D. at Texas A & M University, College Station, TX […]

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SPEEDUP AFRICA – STARTUP BOOTCAMP

DraperDarkFlow in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) invite  you to apply and participate in SpeedUPAfrica – Africa’s Most Impactful Startup Bootcamp that will gather Africa’s top 100 startups from all over the continent, with Silicon valley/Global Mentors and Investors for 4 days growth and investment focused bootcamp, July 6th-10th at  Ashesi University, Ghana. No speeches, no […]

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WAAW launched Technology Training Institute in Lagos

WAAW foundation is proud to announce the launch of its training institute in Lagos, Nigeria. The training institute aims to provide a world-class educational environment with an advanced hands-on Science, Technology and Engineering training curriculum, taught by experienced instructors. The training institute has started offering training of secondary school students in Computer programming. From April […]

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Secondary school students learn how to code in Lagos

The working to advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation hosted its first ever workshop of the year, which gave girls the opportunity to experience the field of coding. This 3-day Code Workshop in partnership with Association of professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) and Ford foundation was held at WAAW newly equipped office […]

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Dr. Unoma Okorafor met with Chevron Petrotech SIG members

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor met with the members of the Chevron Petrotech SIG to network, share her experience & motivation on helping girls in pursuit of a career in STEM, discuss WAAW future plans and the strategies to support […]

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