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International Women’s Day: More Than Just a Day

Women have become the embodiment of modern perception, as more and more women are becoming change agents in the world.  The corporate world has recorded a huge shift in the working population and productivity of women in recent time, and so gender parity is taking a new turn. Scores of women are taking lead in […]

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Our President’s Annual Remark – 2016/2017

Dear WAAW Foundation Family, 2016 was another remarkable year for WAAW Foundation. This year, our vision became even clearer, and we moved purposefully towards achieving significant progress towards  building a movement to empower women and girls across the African continent in STEM. We believe in the potential of African women to use Technology to transform […]

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Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM October 04, 2016 “What has been one of your most rewarding experiences?” The question was a difficult one for 2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation Unoma Okorafor. “Being a part of other people’s success stories,” she […]

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WAAW foundation participated in 2016 NSE Exhibition

Participants from our 2016 Summer STEM camp were invited to participate in the Nigerian Society of Engineering (NSE) Abuja chapter Conference & Exhibition themed, “Engineering in this era of  change” from August 24 – 27, 2016. They interacted with Industry experts and showcased STEM hands-on projects on SCRATCH, Arduino programming, and Windmill system. Exhibition was […]

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Application for our 2016 STEM teachers training is open!

  We invite secondary school teachers from Government or Public secondary schools across Nigeria to apply for our new and unique training module on Computer programming and STEM hands-on activities. The training workshop will take place in Abuja, Nigeria from August 6-10, 2016. During the 5-day workshop, teachers will learn how to build a robot, […]

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WAAW participates in 2016 Women Forum, Mauritius

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor participated in a 2-day “Women’s Forum” in Mauritius. The theme of the Forum is: “Meeting the Climate Challenge for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Africa.” Participants debated on climate and health solutions; climate, agriculture, […]

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Top 25 Tech-hubs in Africa

As the need for great tech talent increases, hot tech hubs are popping up around African countries as excellent places to join together, create communities and foster growth. Africa faces some hurdles in developing information technology. Even though global Internet penetration is about 32%, it’s lower in Africa, where only around 11% of the population […]

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Launching Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria

Today, WAAW foundation and AWELE Academy announced the launching of a Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Boot-camp in Lagos, Nigeria. “We are excited to announce the first cohort of WAAW foundation’s African Women Engineering, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy – a 12 week coding, leadership and technology entrepreneurship boot-camp/school in Lagos, Nigeria.” Said, Ebele Agu, WAAW […]

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SPEEDUP AFRICA – STARTUP BOOTCAMP

DraperDarkFlow in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) invite  you to apply and participate in SpeedUPAfrica – Africa’s Most Impactful Startup Bootcamp that will gather Africa’s top 100 startups from all over the continent, with Silicon valley/Global Mentors and Investors for 4 days growth and investment focused bootcamp, July 6th-10th at  Ashesi University, Ghana. No speeches, no […]

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Dr. Unoma Okorafor met with Chevron Petrotech SIG members

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor met with the members of the Chevron Petrotech SIG to network, share her experience & motivation on helping girls in pursuit of a career in STEM, discuss WAAW future plans and the strategies to support […]

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