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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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How Young Women and Girls Can Effortlessly Get Involved In 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 RECEIVES GRANT FROM ACT FOUNDATION FOR STEM AND DIGITAL LITERACY WORKSHOP

Lagos, Nigeria, July 27, 2017 – WAAW Foundation, a leading provider of STEM and Digital Literacy Education, and proponent of gender parity, is pleased to announce its recently awarded grant by the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation.  These funds will support the launch of 30-week Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and digital literacy workshop for […]

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Women In Tech Discussion Panel: Experts Identity Skills Development As Key To SUCCESS

To succeed as a woman in the technology industry, you have to try what Chioma Agwuegbo said – develop your skills and grow your network. The tip was one of several shared by discussants at the Advancing Women In Technology discussion panel hosted by WAAW Foundation on Wednesday, July 12 2017, in Abuja, Nigeria. The […]

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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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Featured Interview: Sloan Scholar Unoma Okorafor on Inclusivity in STEM Education

“Educating a girl is not a feminist thing to do.” –Unoma Okorafor, Sloan Scholar PhD Given that the under-representation of women and minorities in STEM is such a significant issue—not to mention the primary impetus for the Sloan Minority PhD Program—the above statement from Unoma Okorafor, Sloan Scholar from Texas A&M University, might be jolting. […]

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WAAW Foundation Launches Platform To Send A Girl-Child Back To School

The Working To Advance Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, has launched a platform designed for donors to raise funds in sending a girl-child back to school. Announcing this in Abuja on Friday, President and CEO of the foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor, stressed that every girl has the […]

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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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