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WAAW receives 2019 ACT Grant Award

  Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation was awarded a grant of $21,000 from the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation for the expansion of the She Hacks Africa Coding Bootcamp program in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. This grant will be used specifically to train 300 Nigerian youth on Software Programming, Entrepreneurship […]

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Gaining Visibility in the Tech Space: Putting Yourself Out There by Mary Abiodun

Have you ever been in a gathering of people you’ve never met in your life, only for you to introduce yourself to them with just your name and nothing more and they go, “Oh, so you are Mary Abiodun. Wow!”. That was the exact experience I had at a hackathon. I was very surprised to […]

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What Week 1 looks like for us – Team-Zenith, She Hacks Africa cohort 7

We are team – Zenith and we will like to share our experience at the ongoing She Hacks Africa coding bootcamp, cohort 7 – Week 1. The program kicked off on Monday the 3rd of September, 2018. We were introduced to our amiable facilitators and participants: Tolu, Funke and Sidney. The classes, to our pleasant […]

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WAAW foundation CEO and President’s 2018 Remark

A NEW CHAPTER FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS Dear WAAW Foundation Family, Never in our 10 year history has WAAW Foundation been so well position to deliver lasting impact to millions of girls across Africa. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this 2017, I feel a deep sense of gratitude to God who inspired the […]

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Heart-warming end of year Thank you note from WAAW’s Vice President

Our tenth year as a not for profit cannot go by without me thanking each of you! In 2007, my friend and the Founder of WAAW, Dr. Unoma Okorafor,  thought about this great opportunity that has grown beyond what she may have imagined then. I joined in 2011 and every year I am more awed […]

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WAAW Foundation Named Member of Panel To Review Nominations For 2017 ‘Equals In Tech Awards’

WAAW Foundation has been announced as a member of distinguished panel that will be reviewing nominations for the 2017 ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards. This was made known in a press release issued by the International Telecommunication Union ( ITU) News. “The ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards (formerly the GEM-TECH Awards) is an annual initiative designed to promote gender […]

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Mother of Invention: Women Who Pursue Tech, Overtake and Drive It Forward

Women have been writing the narratives of technology over a long period and this makes one wonder why the reporting of women activities in tech is not as popular as that of men. Women have had great influence on how things in technology works right from the early years.  The role of women is not […]

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Discover how we have been working to promote STEM Education for girls in Africa

Discover How we have been working to promote STEM Education for girls in Africa Our Annual reports give us the opportunity to report to you — the people who support us and make our work possible — on our recent achievements. But the work we do far exceeds the capacity of this report to tell […]

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Our Vice-President’s Thank you Note – 2016/2017

THANK YOU At the beginning of every year, I get the opportunity to write this short heartfelt thank you for the previous year. This year is no different and there isn’t enough words that can aptly express how thankful we are at WAAW Foundation for our partners and supporters. At WAAW foundation our vision remains […]

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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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