10 African College Girls Receive Scholarship From WAAW Foundation

10 African College Girls Receive Scholarship From WAAW Foundation

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation is a non-profit organization headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with offices in Abuja Nigeria and Plano Texas USA. Our mission is to empower girls in Africa by increasing the pipeline of girls educated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, and to encourage their engagement in Technology, entrepreneurship and innovation to benefit Africa. 

WAAW Foundation is working to empower girls with our programs-reach to entire Sub-Saharan Africa. Our target beneficiaries are under-represented Secondary and University students, in particular girls from poor socio-economic backgrounds in public schools. We work with marginalized, disadvantaged, and disabled girls.

The WAAW Foundation Need-based scholarship is awarded to African female undergraduate college students studying STEM disciplines in Colleges in Africa (Age focus is 18 -32 years). We provide $500 to support underprivileged girls such as orphans, girls impacted by HIV or girls from low-income families who demonstrate proven financial need while studying a STEM-related degree course. Scholars are mentored to become college-to-secondary STEM advocates, leaders, and change agents, who give back to their communities and promote technology innovation for problem-solving. The benefits of educating girls and young women in Africa are immense.  Girls who go to school and stay in school are able to find jobs, and they spend most of their incomes on their families.  They marry later and have fewer children, and the children they have are more likely to be healthy.  Educated girls help themselves, their families, their communities, and their countries.

The WAAW Foundation scholarship application opens in September every year till November, where selections are made and candidates are interviewed. In the past years, WAAW Foundations awards up to 5 girls and from 2007 to date, WAAW foundation has awarded a total of 74 girls from over 20 African Countries. In 2020, WAAW Foundation increased her impact and has awarded 10 girls from 9 universities and 6 African Countries;

S/N Name Name of University Course of Study Country
1 Yenework Tamerat Delelegne Addis Ababa University Software Engineering Ethiopia
2 Ufodiama Miracle Nmesoma University of Nigeria Computer Science Nigeria
3 Ajakaiye Oluwafunmilayo Rita Federal University of Technology, Akure Physics Electronics Nigeria
4 Paskalina Vitalis Amos The University of Dodoma Computer Engineering Tanzania
5 Anita Carolyne Orera Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems Kenya
6 Macbeth Larteley Tawiah All Nations University College Oil and Gas Engineering Ghana
7 Nweze Perpetua Sopuluchukwu University of Nigeria Agricultural Extension Nigeria
8 Ishimwe Tochka Marcella University of Rwanda Architecture Rwanda
9 Oborevwori Naomi Oghenerukevwe Delta State University Mechanical Engineering Nigeria
10 Esene Goodness University of Benin Petroleum Engineering  Nigeria

Here is a video of our scholarship beneficiaries testimony, kindly click here view it.  A big thank you to our scholarship donors and sponsors. 

To continue to help African girls in STEM and ensure their continued contribution to innovation in Africa you can donate here

Unoma Okorafor

Dr. Unoma Okorafor is the founder of WAAW Foundation. She is a passionate social entrepreneur committed to empowering girls in African through STEM focused education.

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