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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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WAAW Foundation 2018 Scholarship Application opens September 1, 2017

WAAW Foundation is pleased to announce its 2018 need-based scholarship, offering $500/year for female African students presently admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2018 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Eligibility Female students of African origin […]

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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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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 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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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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5 FUTURE-MINDED STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN TO SUCCEED IN MALE DOMINATED CAREERS

Generally, ingrained attitudes toward women and established gender biases have restricted some jobs to men while holding other lucrative careers at an overwhelmingly high percentage of men. This makes it difficult for women to explore, advance, let alone succeed in these careers. Nevertheless prioritizing future minded strategies over short term opportunities is one sure way […]

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CAN MOVE AFRICA FORWARD, THIS IS WHY!

In our everyday life, we eat science, breath science, and consumed science. Every of what we do has to do with science. The calls we make, mails we send, business we transact, the cars we drive and checking up on our health has to do with science. We can’t deny the vast importance of science […]

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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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