Home / Blog / Education

Education

GETTING GIRLS INVOLVED IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

It is highly important to involve women in STEM and computer science professions and there is no better time to promote that than now.  Many women these days are taking advantage of technology innovation around them and themselves becoming more inventive by the day. Here are some ways you can effortlessly participate in STEM and […]

Read More


Your Day Job Won’t Do the Magic, Here’s What Will

While young people around the world are investing time and resources into technology entrepreneurship and social advancement, graduates in Africa are increasingly looking unto political leaders for gainful jobs and economic empowerment. This dependency brings with it many challenges not least of which is ensuring that the economic reliance is achieved or sustainable. S(HE) HACKS […]

Read More


WAAW STEM Teacher Training For 50 Teachers in Lagos

The lack of STEM exposure makes it difficult for in-service science teachers to promote STEM education and digital literacy amongst students in their local schools. WAAW Foundation, after a decade of promoting STEM education for Africa girls, resorted to complement its effort by training in service public school science teachers in hands on STEM lessons. […]

Read More


WAAW Foundation and Women Beyond Borders STEM Camp for Fifty Girls

Looking into the customs of our society, one would wonder if the society encourages the girl child to build a career that break barriers. In lieu of this, Women beyond borders in August of 2017 made collaboration with WAAW foundation to have a STEM camp for young girls in Akure Ondo State Nigeria. One of […]

Read More


WAAW CODE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS: MAKING THE SUMMER HOLIDAY COUNT

It is generally known that technology can be a vice if handled wrongly. A lot of young minds waste time and resources on unproductive use of technology and innovation. Many teenagers are even victims of cyber bully on social media and other online platforms.One will wonder if it is the same technology being used to […]

Read More


WAAW Foundation 2018 Scholarship Application opens September 1, 2017

WAAW Foundation is pleased to announce its 2018 need-based scholarship, offering $500/year for female African students presently admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2018 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Eligibility Female students of African origin […]

Read More


STEM Teacher Training For 45 Teachers

  The Working to Advance (STEM Education) for African Women Foundation has developed a novel short education intervention program, to raise awareness and help teachers understand the importance of STEM and digital literacy in the classroom. The program is a weeklong teacher training for 45 STEM teachers from public secondary schools across the 36 states […]

Read More


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 […]

Read More


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 […]

Read More


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 […]

Read More