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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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October STEM chaper outreach activities

In October, our STEM chapter fellows in Makerere University,Uganda, University of Benin city, Nigeria and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana organized four College-to-secondary school STEM outreach and mentoring programs and impacted 235 secondary school girls. The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and […]

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Top 10 Scholarship Programs for Young African Women

Each year, students from around the world receive billions of dollars in scholarships, and Africa is not short of recipients. A good chunk of these funds are increasingly being targeted at the African girl child, who is often either underrepresented, or in fields traditionally dominated by her male counterparts. And all for a good cause. […]

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STEM outreach program in University of Port-harcourt, UNIPORT, Nigeria

Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation launched the STEM fellows outreach program at the University of Port-harcourt (UNIPORT), Nigeria. The UNIPORT cell  is a student led initiative which comprises 3 female  undergraduate students (fellows) studying STEM related courses and led by Chineye Ezeakor. Chineye is a final year Electrical and Electronic engineering […]

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2013 Scholarship Recipient – Mercy Aboh

I am a 19 year old female from Nigeria from a family of 7. I am currently studying Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Minna. Our mother died in 2006 and the care for the family’s welfare became solely that of my father who is a public servant. I have always […]

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2014 WAAW Foundation Scholarship Now Open!

WAAW Foundation has started accepting 2014 scholarship applications. Applications will close November 30th   2013! Every year WAAW Foundation offers $500 in scholarship to qualifying girls in STEM Education at the University level. Since inception, 9 girls have benefited from the scholarship: 4 from Kenya, 2 from Nigeria, 1 from Uganda, 1 from Malawi and 1 […]

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2013 WAAW Scholarship Recipient – Kondana Kamsesa

I am a 22 year old female from Malawi. Currently I am in my second year at The Catholic University of Malawi. I am the eldest of four children, with a large extended family presence in the house. In many ways I have been like a second mother to the household. Through this, and watching […]

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Feature on 2013 WAAW Scholarship Recipient – Rose Macharia

The WAAW Foundation Scholarship Initiative has benefited nine girls since inception. Every year at least four girls receive $500 towards their tuition. These girls must demonstrate need through strong academic progress and financial need. For the 2013 Scholarship program, we went further, we also decided that the girls should either be giving back or be […]

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Ashabe Katushabe – 2011 Scholarship Recipient

As our Scholarship process is winding down and we are getting closer to nominating our 2012 Scholarship recipients, we still stay in touch with our 2011 recipients, who if they still qualify will also be eligible to continue receiving funds from WAAW Foundation. The next 2011 Scholarship recipient featured is Ashabe Katushabe from Uganda. First […]

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