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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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October STEM chaper outreach activities

In October, our STEM chapter fellows in Makerere University,Uganda, University of Benin city, Nigeria and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana organized four College-to-secondary school STEM outreach and mentoring programs and impacted 235 secondary school girls. The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and […]

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Coding Workshop for youths in Abuja, Nigeria

The Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is organizing an immersive coding workshop for those interested in computer programming. Whether you are a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a journalist who wants to start building a portfolio to showcase […]

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Women in Tech Week Community Outreach in Abuja

WAAW foundation and ETSD foundation organized a community outreach in Federal Government Girls College, Abaji-Abuja from September 26-27th, 2016 under the umbrella of the Women in Tech Africa, Abuja Chapter. During the ‘Women in Tech Africa Week’, we engaged about 400 secondary school girls in hands-on training on Technology( learnt scratch programming and Arduino), and […]

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