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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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Mother of Invention: Women Who Pursue Tech, Overtake and Drive It Forward

Women have been writing the narratives of technology over a long period and this makes one wonder why the reporting of women activities in tech is not as popular as that of men. Women have had great influence on how things in technology works right from the early years.  The role of women is not […]

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2017 COMPUTING, ROBOTIC AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CAMP FOR GIRLS

The world is changing, in terms of technology, and things are moving so fast that what was relevant a month ago, has changed differently now. The challenges of the world are changing and we must rise up to them as they present new opportunities for us to explore.  In the midst of this opportunity however, […]

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Unoma Okorafor: Invest in self-development. I have never met a great leader who is not a reader.

Dr. Unoma Okorafor is the founder and CEO of Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education for African women, and working to ensure that talent is engaged in technology and innovation on the African continent. A serial and social entrepreneur, […]

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