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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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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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#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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RENEWABLE ENERGY: WAAW FOUNDATION INVENTS WIND TURBINE

Mr. Ayodele Samson (not real name) closes 4:00 pm at his place of work in Lagos, Nigeria. Not certain he will meet light at home; he decides to call at a gas station to buy some liters of fuel to power his generator. Getting home, he waited and waited but the electricity distribution company didn’t […]

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THE NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR IT CAREER

Looking to boost your entrepreneurial skills and keep yourself in business? Being successful is all about professionalism; it is important and gets you paid. Tech skills have become the fundamental requirement for many lucrative careers and 90% of future jobs will strictly require these skills. You might have been met with so many impracticable endeavors […]

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The Outcome Of The ITU, UN Women And SXSW Panel: Do Women In Tech Really Matter?

Year after year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival is a sell-out success story. This year, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ITU) and UN Women jointly organized a panel discussion on “why women in tech matters?” in the context of the conference that is popularly known for its […]

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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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