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Application is open for Summer STEM Camp for girls in Abuja, Nigeria

The application period for 2016 WAAW foundation Summer camp, a week-long, fun, hands-on STEM immersion program for secondary school girls, is now open. This summer, The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is hosting 40 Secondary school girls for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp designed to inspire African […]

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Top 25 Tech-hubs in Africa

As the need for great tech talent increases, hot tech hubs are popping up around African countries as excellent places to join together, create communities and foster growth. Africa faces some hurdles in developing information technology. Even though global Internet penetration is about 32%, it’s lower in Africa, where only around 11% of the population […]

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The Most Unique Projects Coming Out of Science Fairs Today

Science fair projects are one of the most anticipated parts of the school year for many children. Kids get to really think outside the box and let their creative sides shine through. Back in the day, creating an exploding volcano made out of baking soda was exciting, but now some truly unique projects are coming […]

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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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