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WHERE DOES THE MYTH LIMITING WOMEN FROM CAREER EXCELLENCE COME FROM?

WAAW is giving opportunities to young girls to express themselves in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), connecting them with the best opportunities in Africa and beyond.                         WAAW 2017 fellows: scholars from different higher institutions across Africa who won WAAW Foundation’s fellowship opportunity. WAAW believes women can thrive in tech, if […]

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The 4 lessons I learned in Academia by Dr. Unoma Okorafor

Lesson #1: A lot of people struggle privately with the imposter syndrome, and it can follow you even after you earn accolades and degrees. The imposter syndrome, or deeply ingrained feelings of perceived inadequacy and the belief that one’s accomplishments have been gained through luck rather than ability, can become especially heightened when starting something […]

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APPLICATION IS OPEN FOR SUMMER CODE SCHOOL FOR TEENS

WAAW Foundation is excited to announce application for the 2017 Summer Code School for students within the ages of 6-17. The 3-week STEM and Computer science training workshop is for kids and teens interested in exploring the exciting world of programming. This is a special workshop designed for boys and girls to gain practical experience […]

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The Three Weeks of AWELE Academy (S)He Hacks Africa Coding Bootcamp In Lagos

In its mission to ensure no one is left behind in the world of digital revolution, the African Women Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy concluded its three-week intensive programming workshop for men and women in Lagos, Nigeria. The intensive workshop which held from April 24 to May 12, 2017,  exposed participants to amazing world […]

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2017 COMPUTING, ROBOTIC AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CAMP FOR GIRLS

The world is changing, in terms of technology, and things are moving so fast that what was relevant a month ago, has changed differently now. The challenges of the world are changing and we must rise up to them as they present new opportunities for us to explore.  In the midst of this opportunity however, […]

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APPLICATION IS OPEN FOR 2017 FREE STEM TEACHERS TRAINING WORKSHOP

WAAW Foundation is excited to announce that application is now open for 2017 Free Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) teachers training workshop. The one-week intensive programming training is set up to train 100 secondary school STEM teachers from the 36 states of Nigeria on digital literacy training. Carefully selected participants will have the opportunity to […]

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AWELE Academy She Hacks Africa: Witnessing My Vision Come to Fruition

Vanessa Oguamanam is an Mentor Volunteer officer at WAAW Foundation. Before joining WAAW Foundation, Vanessa received her B.S in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction at UMD. Between January to February 2017, Vanessa worked on the AWELE Academy’s “She Hacks Africa” […]

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THE GLOBAL GRAND CHALLENGES AND THE GLOBAL LEADERS

The maiden edition of Hive Africa global leaders program on the 19th- 22nd of April 2017 was a big eye opener and an opportunity for world leaders to communicate and resolve some of the world’s greatest challenges one step at a time. This event was a spectacular experience for many talented participants, mostly youths, from […]

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Inspiring Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa to Pursue Careers in STEM

This article was originally published on the Level Up Village blog by Andrea Sherman. Level Up Village actively seeks out innovative global partner organizations to team up with, in order to provide cutting-edge STEM to underserved populations of students. This January, we launched a partnership with WAAW, which stands for Working to Advance STEM education for […]

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Digital Gender Gap Is A Major Problem In Modern Society

Digital gender gap is a major constraint to innovation, growth and economic development.  It weakens the innovation potential of a society by hindering a large proportion of citizen’s productivity. Digital gender gap is a gender inequality with regard to fewer women having access to the use and impact of information communication and technology. Womenfolk are […]

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