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What 2018 looks like for us at WAAW foundation

    WAAW foundation is super proud of its accomplishment this year, woohoo! With a dedicated team, passionate board members, supportive partners, unstinted sponsors and donors, WAAW foundation provided various educational opportunities that empowered African girls and youth in 2018. Here is a highlight of our 2018 work: Implemented 6 She Hacks Africa cohorts, (February – November); sponsored by ACT foundation (212 young Nigerian […]

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What Miss Theola Amiokhaibhor had to say about just concluded She Hacks Africa Cohort 9

I have always wanted to be more, to know more and to be able to do more than what is expected. The opportunity came when a friend of mine encouraged me to apply  for a scholarship to learn coding at a 4-week intensive training bootcamp- SHA( She Hacks Africa) , a scholarship funded by Aspire […]

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WAAW foundation marks 2018 Africa Code Week

  The Africa Code Week 2018 started at WAAW foundation on the 8th of October which was initiated by software development group (SAP) as a mission to instill digital literacy and 21st century coding skills to over 600,000 young learners in over 36 nations through the means of working closely with private, public and non-profit […]

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2019 WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Young Women in STEM

2018/2019 SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT  Online application available at http://www.waawfoundation.org/scholarships. Complete the online application and submit supporting materials. Applications open September 19, 2018 and are due on or before 12 midnight on 30 November, 2018.*** Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email. WAAW Foundation 2019 Scholarship Application opens September 19, 2018. WAAW is pleased to announce […]

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CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

As we celebrate the international women’s day, it commemorates the movement for women’s rights for quality education, gender equality, economic inclusion, good health and well being. This creates the awareness that women and girls play various vital roles in the society and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are not exceptions. This day also […]

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WAAW FOUNDATION HOSTS DISCUSSION FORUM ON AFRICAN WOMEN IN TECH

Have you imagined what the world would be like if more young African girls are inspired to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Courses and the society encourage more women to lead? Your guess may be as good as ours, – when women lead in tech, in business and other areas, we give others […]

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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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How Dr. Unoma Okorafor Is Empowering African Girls In STEM Education With WAAW Foundation

The New African Woman magazine held the second edition of its popularly-received New African Woman Forum(NAW Forum) in Dakar, Senegal, on 12 and 13 April, building on the success of its inaugural event that took place in London last March. The forum believes that the key to Africa’s development lies in harnessing the contributions, potential and creativity of […]

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“Women Should Be Given The Opportunity To Build And Develop Tech Solutions” – Olamide Egbayelo

WAAW Foundation held her April edition of monthly tweet meet with Olamide Egbayelo, one of Nigeria’s emerging young women in tech. Olamide holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and a diploma in Social Media Marketing. She has experiences working in tech, entertainment and non-profits. Discussing “Women Leading Tech Change In Africa,” Olamide Egbayelo disclosed how […]

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Six Strong African Women In Tech

The idea that the tech industry in Africa is male-dominated is massively getting eroded following smart and assertive African women occupying the centre stage and changing the face of the industry on the continent with their giant strides in the global community. Women are increasingly bridging the gender-gap in tech and creating equal opportunity in […]

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