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WAAW founder & president selected to attend 2016 Hive Harvard University Global leaders Program

  The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation founder and President, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor has been selected to attend Hive Harvard University Global leaders Program from April 14-16 in Boston. Hive is a new type of educational experience for extraordinary CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, and innovators who are actively working […]

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WAAW foundation at 2016 Google Techmakers Summit

WAAW at Google Techmakers Int’l Women’s Day Summit. WAAW foundation was pleased to participate in the 2016 Google Techmakers summit on Saturday, 19th March, 2016 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Two of the foundation’s executive team, Tolulope Owajoba and Florence Ogunbor, were selected to attend the summit. Women Techmakers is Google’s global program […]

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WAAW foundation at 2016 Next Einstein Forum, NEF at Senegal

WAAW AT NEXT EINSTEIN FORUM, NEF 2016 From March 8-10, Dr. Unoma Okorafor, President and Founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation participated in the NEF Global Gathering, an invitation-only event that united Nobel Peace Prize winners, heads of states and representatives from leading global corporations in Dakar, Senegal. […]

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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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