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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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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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Dr. Unoma Okorafor’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony

Watch and listen to our President’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.

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WAAW foundation, 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Winner

We are so proud and excited to receive the 2016 GEM-Tech award. Three extraordinary organizations were announced on the 15th of November 2016 as winners of the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards at a ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand for their efforts to promote the empowerment of women and girls through information and communication technology (ICT), and a […]

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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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Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM October 04, 2016 “What has been one of your most rewarding experiences?” The question was a difficult one for 2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation Unoma Okorafor. “Being a part of other people’s success stories,” she […]

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WAAW foundation participated in 2016 NSE Exhibition

Participants from our 2016 Summer STEM camp were invited to participate in the Nigerian Society of Engineering (NSE) Abuja chapter Conference & Exhibition themed, “Engineering in this era of  change” from August 24 – 27, 2016. They interacted with Industry experts and showcased STEM hands-on projects on SCRATCH, Arduino programming, and Windmill system. Exhibition was […]

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WAAW STEM Teachers Training, a success!

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation just concluded its first STEM teacher’s training in Abuja, Nigeria from August 6th to 9th, 2016. Participants were Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers from Government/Public secondary schools across Nigeria. The training workshop was designed to introduce local STEM teachers to STEM contents, as […]

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Application for our 2016 STEM teachers training is open!

  We invite secondary school teachers from Government or Public secondary schools across Nigeria to apply for our new and unique training module on Computer programming and STEM hands-on activities. The training workshop will take place in Abuja, Nigeria from August 6-10, 2016. During the 5-day workshop, teachers will learn how to build a robot, […]

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Application is open for Summer STEM Camp for girls in Abuja, Nigeria

The application period for 2016 WAAW foundation Summer camp, a week-long, fun, hands-on STEM immersion program for secondary school girls, is now open. This summer, The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is hosting 40 Secondary school girls for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp designed to inspire African […]

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