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Encouraging Women In STEM Industries

Historically, gender imbalance has been a cancer that has plagued almost every aspect of life. In the education sector, nowhere is this more evident than in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, collectively known as STEM. The STEM fields have always experienced a woman problem all across the world, but more so in […]

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WAAW 2017 Scholarship Donation in Honor of Dr. Peter Johnson

Dr. Peter Johnson was born in 1964 and had a lifelong interest in Geology together with the desire to see a practical application of science, He attended secondary school in Hexham in the North of England where he excelled in Maths and Physics. In 1985 received an II-1 honours degree  in the Mining Engineering Department […]

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As AWELE Academy Moves To End Gender Gap In TECH and STEM With #SheHacksAfrica

It is no news that almost all of the biggest technology companies in Africa and their key figures are dominated by men.  Across Africa, a wide gender divide still exists in the corridors of leadership, corporate boardrooms, classrooms, and most especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). An article in the […]

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AWELE ACADEMY “SHE HACKS AFRICA” DEBUTS IN ABUJA

From Monday, January 23, men and women from across African countries will gather in Abuja, Nigeria, for “She Hacks Africa”, a 3-week intensive coding boot-camp organized by African Women Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy. AWELE Academy has been at the forefront of empowering youth, most especially girls in technology and software programming through affordable […]

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INVESTING IN STEM EDUCATION IS CRUCIAL TO AFRICA’S FUTURE

Academic research reveals that there are more than one billion people living in Africa, 70% of which are under the age of 30 with only 2,000 colleges and universities to serve this large population of young people. It was also reported that only 7% of eligible African youths enroll in tertiary institutions. It is believed […]

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WAAW FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN 2016 HOUR OF CODE

WAAW Foundation, in partnership with ENSPIRE, successfully participated in the 2016 Hour of Code by training scores of secondary school students in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria’s capital in December. The #HourofCode is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. It started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed […]

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Dr. Unoma Okorafor’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony

Watch and listen to our President’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.

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WAAW foundation, 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Winner

We are so proud and excited to receive the 2016 GEM-Tech award. Three extraordinary organizations were announced on the 15th of November 2016 as winners of the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards at a ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand for their efforts to promote the empowerment of women and girls through information and communication technology (ICT), and a […]

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WAAW foundation selected as 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Finalist

We are proud to announce that we are a finalist for the @ITU @UN_Women #GEMTECHAwards

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The Plight of Science and Technology Teachers in Africa’s Secondary Schools

The advancement of science and technology is key for any economy to thrive. And the extent to which science and technology grow and develop has a lot to do with the quality of science education offered. Suffice to say the amount of investment a country pours into science teaching and research determines – to a […]

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