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THE AMAZING HIGHLIGHTS OF S(HE) HACKS AFRICA COHORT #3 BOOTCAMP

From Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, youths from various states in Nigeria, converged in Lagos for the S(he) Hacks Africa Cohort #3 Boot camp. This 4-week intensive Software Programming, Leadership and Entrepreneurship training was organized by WAAW Foundation, which has been on the mission to empower youth, most especially girls in technology and software programming through […]

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Chinyere Ihuegbu’s Speech at She Hacks Africa Cohort 3 closing ceremony

My name is Chinyere Ihuegbu. I studied Biochemistry and I am still learning about biochemistry. I chose this facinating discipline because I was interested in knowing how the body works – from little malfunctions that cause a disease to creating therapeutic solutions in to remedy biochemical abnormalities. During my undergraduate program I also picked an […]

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Oracle Academy Facilitates (S)he Hacks Africa Week 3

The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation is excited to partner with ORACLE Academy to train 30 Nigerian youths in software programming at the third (S)he Hacks Africa 4-week coding boot-camp in Lagos, Nigeria.  Oracle academy’s mission is to advance computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development and diversity in technology […]

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WAAW AT 10: A MILESTONE IN FEMALE STEM EDUCATION

In 2007, Dr Unoma Okorafor set out to create a sustainable long lasting way to support and educate African women in Science Engineering Mathematics and Engineering (STEM). WAAW Foundation came about and has been in existence for – about a decade, with a true commitment to the development of women leaders who contribute to technology […]

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WAAW RECEIVES GRANT FROM ACT FOUNDATION FOR STEM AND DIGITAL LITERACY WORKSHOP

Lagos, Nigeria, July 27, 2017 – WAAW Foundation, a leading provider of STEM and Digital Literacy Education, and proponent of gender parity, is pleased to announce its recently awarded grant by the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation.  These funds will support the launch of 30-week Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and digital literacy workshop for […]

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WHERE DOES THE MYTH LIMITING WOMEN FROM CAREER EXCELLENCE COME FROM?

WAAW is giving opportunities to young girls to express themselves in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), connecting them with the best opportunities in Africa and beyond.                         WAAW 2017 fellows: scholars from different higher institutions across Africa who won WAAW Foundation’s fellowship opportunity. WAAW believes women can thrive in tech, if […]

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LIST OF SUMMER CAMPS THAT ENGAGE STUDENTS IN SUMMER HOLIDAY

The long awaited summer holiday is just some weeks away and primary & secondary school children in Nigeria will have approximately a month and a week to ease themselves off class work and home work. Decades past, holiday has always been a time when children visit grandparents in their home town or take a trip […]

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WAAW Foundation Launches Platform To Send A Girl-Child Back To School

The Working To Advance Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, has launched a platform designed for donors to raise funds in sending a girl-child back to school. Announcing this in Abuja on Friday, President and CEO of the foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor, stressed that every girl has the […]

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WHAT HAPPENS TO AN AFRICAN GIRL’S EDUCATION WHEN SHE GETS MARRIED AT AN EARLY AGE?

In Nigeria, 43% of girls are married off before their 18th birthday; 17% are married before they turn 15, while 60 per cent of the 10.5million children out of school are girls. A research work by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information reports that the percentage of girls married before age 18 in Niger is […]

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#eSkills4Girls: WAAW FOUNDATION’S GLOCAL CLASSROOM RECEIVES ACCOLADE

In Kigali, Rwanda, female tech leaders from 30 African countries gathered at KLab to participate in the 2017 Transform Africa Summit #eSkills4Girls meet up. The event, which held in May 2017, was to encourage the sharing of experiences and knowledge between girls-led digital initiatives across the Continent. #eSkills4Girls was launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic […]

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