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Dr. Unoma Okorafor’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony

Watch and listen to our President’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.

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WAAW foundation, 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Winner

We are so proud and excited to receive the 2016 GEM-Tech award. Three extraordinary organizations were announced on the 15th of November 2016 as winners of the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards at a ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand for their efforts to promote the empowerment of women and girls through information and communication technology (ICT), and a […]

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October STEM chaper outreach activities

In October, our STEM chapter fellows in Makerere University,Uganda, University of Benin city, Nigeria and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana organized four College-to-secondary school STEM outreach and mentoring programs and impacted 235 secondary school girls. The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and […]

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Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM October 04, 2016 “What has been one of your most rewarding experiences?” The question was a difficult one for 2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation Unoma Okorafor. “Being a part of other people’s success stories,” she […]

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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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WAAW STEM Teachers Training, a success!

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation just concluded its first STEM teacher’s training in Abuja, Nigeria from August 6th to 9th, 2016. Participants were Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers from Government/Public secondary schools across Nigeria. The training workshop was designed to introduce local STEM teachers to STEM contents, as […]

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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 for our 2016 STEM teachers training is open!

  We invite secondary school teachers from Government or Public secondary schools across Nigeria to apply for our new and unique training module on Computer programming and STEM hands-on activities. The training workshop will take place in Abuja, Nigeria from August 6-10, 2016. During the 5-day workshop, teachers will learn how to build a robot, […]

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WAAW participates in 2016 Women Forum, Mauritius

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor participated in a 2-day “Women’s Forum” in Mauritius. The theme of the Forum is: “Meeting the Climate Challenge for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Africa.” Participants debated on climate and health solutions; climate, agriculture, […]

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