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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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As AWELE Academy Moves To End Gender Gap In TECH and STEM With #SheHacksAfrica

It is no news that almost all of the biggest technology companies in Africa and their key figures are dominated by men.  Across Africa, a wide gender divide still exists in the corridors of leadership, corporate boardrooms, classrooms, and most especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). An article in the […]

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INVESTING IN STEM EDUCATION IS CRUCIAL TO AFRICA’S FUTURE

Academic research reveals that there are more than one billion people living in Africa, 70% of which are under the age of 30 with only 2,000 colleges and universities to serve this large population of young people. It was also reported that only 7% of eligible African youths enroll in tertiary institutions. It is believed […]

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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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Coding Workshop for youths in Abuja, Nigeria

The Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is organizing an immersive coding workshop for those interested in computer programming. Whether you are a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a journalist who wants to start building a portfolio to showcase […]

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Why STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) is a Smart Choice to Boost Africa’s Economy Today

STEM. The new buzzword standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s a strong word that hasn’t been embraced with much fervor in Africa during the last few years as one would expect, least of all considering much of the continent’s growth depends on those four initials. The thing is though, STEM should not be […]

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