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OUTCOMES FROM OUR 2018 LAGOS CODE SCHOOL

During the Easter holiday, WAAW Foundation fulfilled the mandate to engage and equip young minds with Computer programming skills through our 2018 Code School program. It was so exciting to see the creative abilities of these kids come alive in just 5 days! Both boys and girls between the ages of 10-17 from different backgrounds […]

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Education for Science and Maths through the STEM framework – International Seminar Israel

The International seminar on “Education for Science and Maths through the STEM framework” organized by MASHAV an Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation at Aharon Ofri International Training Centre Jerusalem, Israel from January 14th to 2nd February, 2018. The seminar had 23 persons in attendance comprising of educators from Ministry of Education departments, School Principals, […]

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WAAW FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR WAAW UNIVERSITY CHAPTER FELLOWS

WAAW Foundation offers international internships to outstanding College Chapter fellows in partnership with host companies in the United States from 8-12 weeks. The international Internship provides WAAW College Chapter fellows with practical work experience that enhances their personal and professional development. Interns are provided with STEM hands-on experience that impacts their future career and contribute […]

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Oracle Academy Facilitates (S)he Hacks Africa Week 3

The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation is excited to partner with ORACLE Academy to train 30 Nigerian youths in software programming at the third (S)he Hacks Africa 4-week coding boot-camp in Lagos, Nigeria.  Oracle academy’s mission is to advance computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development and diversity in technology […]

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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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STEM Teacher Training For 45 Teachers

  The Working to Advance (STEM Education) for African Women Foundation has developed a novel short education intervention program, to raise awareness and help teachers understand the importance of STEM and digital literacy in the classroom. The program is a weeklong teacher training for 45 STEM teachers from public secondary schools across the 36 states […]

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WAAW AT 10: A MILESTONE IN FEMALE STEM EDUCATION

In 2007, Dr Unoma Okorafor set out to create a sustainable long lasting way to support and educate African women in Science Engineering Mathematics and Engineering (STEM). WAAW Foundation came about and has been in existence for – about a decade, with a true commitment to the development of women leaders who contribute to technology […]

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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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