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WAAW FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AIMS TRAIN STEM TEACHERS IN RWANDA

The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation in partnership with The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) trained over 120 STEM teachers to execute the Maths and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) training programme for S1 teachers in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology from March 23rd to 31st in Rwanda. The […]

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Highlights from Gender Summit in Rwanda

From Monday, March 19th – 20th 2018, Female researchers and women in STEM gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the Gender Summit 14 Africa. The theme for this two day summit was “Climate Change through Gender lens”. This is a call for more females to promote gender balance in Africa. Gender Summit Africa exposed participants to […]

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TESTIMONIALS FROM SHE HACKS AFRICA COHORT #4 PARTICIPANTS

“This boot camp has been a very good eye-opener for me and I want to say a very big thank you to WAAW Foundation and She Hacks Africa. Thank you”. Ogbonna Ada Glory. “This Cohort has been a huge move to my development and career. I have the strong belief that I am better than […]

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CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

As we celebrate the international women’s day, it commemorates the movement for women’s rights for quality education, gender equality, economic inclusion, good health and well being. This creates the awareness that women and girls play various vital roles in the society and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are not exceptions. This day also […]

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WAAW foundation CEO and President’s 2018 Remark

A NEW CHAPTER FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS Dear WAAW Foundation Family, Never in our 10 year history has WAAW Foundation been so well position to deliver lasting impact to millions of girls across Africa. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this 2017, I feel a deep sense of gratitude to God who inspired the […]

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WAAW FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR WAAW UNIVERSITY CHAPTER FELLOWS

WAAW Foundation offers international internships to outstanding College Chapter fellows in partnership with host companies in the United States from 8-12 weeks. The international Internship provides WAAW College Chapter fellows with practical work experience that enhances their personal and professional development. Interns are provided with STEM hands-on experience that impacts their future career and contribute […]

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Heart-warming end of year Thank you note from WAAW’s Vice President

Our tenth year as a not for profit cannot go by without me thanking each of you! In 2007, my friend and the Founder of WAAW, Dr. Unoma Okorafor,  thought about this great opportunity that has grown beyond what she may have imagined then. I joined in 2011 and every year I am more awed […]

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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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