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Meet Winners of WAAW Foundation 2017 STEM Scholarship Award

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, in year 2016, 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 […]

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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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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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WAAW foundation selected as 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Finalist

We are proud to announce that we are a finalist for the @ITU @UN_Women #GEMTECHAwards

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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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WAAW participates in 2016 Women Forum, Mauritius

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor participated in a 2-day “Women’s Forum” in Mauritius. The theme of the Forum is: “Meeting the Climate Challenge for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Africa.” Participants debated on climate and health solutions; climate, agriculture, […]

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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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Top 25 Tech-hubs in Africa

As the need for great tech talent increases, hot tech hubs are popping up around African countries as excellent places to join together, create communities and foster growth. Africa faces some hurdles in developing information technology. Even though global Internet penetration is about 32%, it’s lower in Africa, where only around 11% of the population […]

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Launching Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria

Today, WAAW foundation and AWELE Academy announced the launching of a Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Boot-camp in Lagos, Nigeria. “We are excited to announce the first cohort of WAAW foundation’s African Women Engineering, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy – a 12 week coding, leadership and technology entrepreneurship boot-camp/school in Lagos, Nigeria.” Said, Ebele Agu, WAAW […]

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