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Thought Leadership: Top 5 ways to get more women and girls into STEM

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ITU spoke with five leading women in the science and tech industries to ask for their advice on how to get more women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers. Here are some of their top tips: Start at a younger age “I […]

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Encouraging Women In STEM Industries

Historically, gender imbalance has been a cancer that has plagued almost every aspect of life. In the education sector, nowhere is this more evident than in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, collectively known as STEM. The STEM fields have always experienced a woman problem all across the world, but more so in […]

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WAAW 2017 Scholarship Donation in Honor of Dr. Peter Johnson

Dr. Peter Johnson was born in 1964 and had a lifelong interest in Geology together with the desire to see a practical application of science, He attended secondary school in Hexham in the North of England where he excelled in Maths and Physics. In 1985 received an II-1 honours degree  in the Mining Engineering Department […]

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As AWELE Academy Moves To End Gender Gap In TECH and STEM With #SheHacksAfrica

It is no news that almost all of the biggest technology companies in Africa and their key figures are dominated by men.  Across Africa, a wide gender divide still exists in the corridors of leadership, corporate boardrooms, classrooms, and most especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). An article in the […]

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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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5 NEW YEAR’s RESOLUTION TO FAST TRACK YOUR STEM SKILLS

Many would admit that less than half of the people who make New Year’s resolutions are able to actualize them. Perhaps only 8% of these resolutions are practicable. STEM skills are inevitable, useful in all spheres of life and applicable to all professions. No STEM skill is a waste especially in this present 21st century […]

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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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CODING TRAINING-WORKSHOP: THE THREE DAYS OF WAAW!

There is always more to learning than knowing, this was the experience from the three days WAAW foundation’s AWELE (African Women Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship) Academy coding training workshop that was held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th day of November 2016. AWELE Academy focuses on Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and provides Coding Boot camps, […]

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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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SHORT TERM TEACHING OPPORTUNITY IN AFRICA

CTL Academy, Abuja, is a preK-12 school that offers an American education. We serve a diverse population of Nigerians and international families. We have small class sizes of about 10 students per class. We have an opening for a long term substitute teacher for upper elementary and middle school English language arts from January – […]

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