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STEM Camp

what-1The African Girls STEM camp is part of a major effort by WAAW Foundation to attract more African girls (ages 13-17yrs) from poor-economic background into STEM disciplines early in life when career decisions are made. Our first STEM Camp for African girls  was held in Lagos, Nigeria in 2013 in partnership with the Womens Technology Education Center, Lagos, Nigeria. Since then, we host annual STEM and Computer Science residential summer camps for secondary girls. Our camps are continually growing in impact with camps planned for Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.

Application for the 2016 WAAW Foundation STEM Camp will be opened in May 2016. We are currently seeking facilitators, trainers, volunteers and corporate sponsorship for this program. We also need donations of Robotics, Science Kits and STEM books. If interested please click here contact us. Read more…


STEM Cell College to Secondary Outreach Program

what-3The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and Computer Science in Africa and to ultimately increase the pipeline of African youth entering STEM careers.

Fellows receive initial training and start up resources to self organized into a functioning cell that provides STEM outreach programs. The training for the Outreach fellows will provide them with the exposure and tools to become future teachers and role models. As content creators for their STEM subjects. the fellows will develop an appreciation for the challenges of Public education and an avocation in promoting STEM education. Read more…


STEM Fellows Training Program

DSC_0702The Training of the University outreach fellows will provide them with the exposure and tools to become future leaders and role models. As content creators for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects, the fellows will develop an appreciation for the challenges of Public education and an vocation in promoting STEM education for African youth especially girls. STEM cell fellows will benefit from communication and pedagogy skills while explaining their research for real life applications, resulting in advanced learning for both fellows and secondary school learning students.

Fellows are provided with the exposure, STEM & Computer training, curriculum and teaching materials to help develop avocation of contributing to K-12 STEM and CS Education.

The curriculum covered in the Fellows summit and training program
The curriculum used in the Training program covers a wide range of topics in STEM and Computer science involving hands on integrated teaching and demonstration methods which de-emphasize black board teaching, rote learning and instructor led classrooms. There are major focuses on:

  • Computer programming using the Arduino, Raspberry Pie, Blockly tools to innovate and build application.
  • Addressing real life problems in Africa using technology, such as renewable energy, sanitation and waste disposal, water purification, etc

Academic Scholarships

DSC_0476Our $500 scholarship program initiated in 2008 is aimed at providing timely financial support to academically promising female African Students who are currently in STEM related undergraduate disciplines in an African College or University.  Awardees must demonstrate financial need and a strong commitment to participating in building Africa. The initiative also promotes peers networks that provide support and mentoring to ensure completion in their chosen STEM fields. Read more…

 


Code Workshop for girls

DSC_0403 Learning code Workshop is designed for girls between the ages of 11 and 17. Girls can learn programming and computer science skills. Our curriculum is focused on using technology as a tool for “”changing the world”. Read more…

 

 

 


For STEM secondary educators in Africa, we offer our engaging, rigorous teacher professional development model which provides tools to empower teachers and their students and transform the classroom into a collaboration space where STEM content comes to life.

We emphasize hands-on learning away from the blackboard, and Africa-focused integrated curriculum that help teachers break down the rote memorization methodologies which are prevalent in the African educational system and which stifles creativity. Learn more