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GETTING GIRLS INVOLVED IN SCIENCE AND 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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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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