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2017 COMPUTING, ROBOTIC AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CAMP FOR GIRLS

The world is changing, in terms of technology, and things are moving so fast that what was relevant a month ago, has changed differently now. The challenges of the world are changing and we must rise up to them as they present new opportunities for us to explore.  In the midst of this opportunity however, […]

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How Dr. Unoma Okorafor Is Empowering African Girls In STEM Education With WAAW Foundation

The New African Woman magazine held the second edition of its popularly-received New African Woman Forum(NAW Forum) in Dakar, Senegal, on 12 and 13 April, building on the success of its inaugural event that took place in London last March. The forum believes that the key to Africa’s development lies in harnessing the contributions, potential and creativity of […]

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#MyDreamsAreNotDisplaced: WAAW FOUNDATION SETS TO EMPOWER INTERNALLY DISPLACED GIRLS

The dreams of the future are indeed better than the history of the past and a strong imagination relinquish the grief of the heart! These were the case with two sisters, Memunah and Alima (19 and 18 years) who have since 4 years ago become residents of the Durumi Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) Camp, Abuja […]

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Meet Winners of WAAW Foundation 2017 STEM Scholarship Award

In year 2016, Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, announced her annual scholarships award to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full time students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related course in an African University. The initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college […]

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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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