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How Young Women and Girls Can Effortlessly Get Involved In Technology

It is highly important to involve women in STEM and computer science professions and there is no better time to promote that than now.  Many women these days are taking advantage of technology innovation around them and themselves becoming more inventive by the day. Here are some ways you can effortlessly participate in STEM and […]

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WAAW Foundation Empowers Abuja IDP Girls With Renewable Energy

Everybody deserves to have a bit of technology in their lives irrespective of where they are or circumstances that surround them. Something, such as a electricity or stable water supply that are intended to make life more pleasant or comfortable for people, some do not have. Thanks to WAAW Foundation who takes this principle around to empower people […]

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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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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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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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