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Chinyere Ihuegbu’s Speech at She Hacks Africa Cohort 3 closing ceremony

My name is Chinyere Ihuegbu. I studied Biochemistry and I am still learning about biochemistry. I chose this facinating discipline because I was interested in knowing how the body works – from little malfunctions that cause a disease to creating therapeutic solutions in to remedy biochemical abnormalities. During my undergraduate program I also picked an […]

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LIST OF SUMMER CAMPS THAT ENGAGE STUDENTS IN SUMMER HOLIDAY

The long awaited summer holiday is just some weeks away and primary & secondary school children in Nigeria will have approximately a month and a week to ease themselves off class work and home work. Decades past, holiday has always been a time when children visit grandparents in their home town or take a trip […]

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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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#MyDreamsAreNotDisplaced: WAAW FOUNDATION SETS TO EMPOWER INTERNALLY DISPLACED GIRLS

The dreams of the future are indeed better than the history of the past and a strong imagination relinquish the grief of the heart! These were the case with two sisters, Memunah and Alima (19 and 18 years) who have since 4 years ago become residents of the Durumi Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) Camp, Abuja […]

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Discover how we have been working to promote STEM Education for girls in Africa

Discover How we have been working to promote STEM Education for girls in Africa Our Annual reports give us the opportunity to report to you — the people who support us and make our work possible — on our recent achievements. But the work we do far exceeds the capacity of this report to tell […]

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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 foundation participated in 2016 NSE Exhibition

Participants from our 2016 Summer STEM camp were invited to participate in the Nigerian Society of Engineering (NSE) Abuja chapter Conference & Exhibition themed, “Engineering in this era of  change” from August 24 – 27, 2016. They interacted with Industry experts and showcased STEM hands-on projects on SCRATCH, Arduino programming, and Windmill system. Exhibition was […]

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The WAAW foundation 4th STEM camp program was another huge success!

Recently, The Working to Advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation in partnership with ETSD foundation and AFRITEX initiative organized a 6-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp, designed to create opportunity for secondary school girls to explore STEM as well as Computer Science training through technology-rich demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities and […]

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The Best Coding Schools and Bootcamps for Secondary Schools in Africa

For young women in Africa, it can be hard to have enough work skills by the time they’re ready to graduate and apply for a job. Luckily, coding schools and camps are starting to open up for young women to help them with this problem. Codingis such a vital skill with technology today, so any […]

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Application is open for Summer STEM Camp for girls in Abuja, Nigeria

The application period for 2016 WAAW foundation Summer camp, a week-long, fun, hands-on STEM immersion program for secondary school girls, is now open. This summer, The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is hosting 40 Secondary school girls for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp designed to inspire African […]

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