About Us

Female participants in WAAW Foundation Africa Code Week in 2019

WAAW Foundation – Who we are?

WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2007. Headquartered in Lagos Nigeria with offices in Abuja Nigeria, Kigali Rwanda and Allen Texas.

The Power of Women

Education and Leadership

Impact and Giving Back

Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Localization, gender and Cultural Sensitivity

Our Mission

Expand African engagement in Technology Innovation by increasing the pipeline for African women through STEM training, entrepreneurship & leadership.

Our Vision

A world where every African girl is empowered with the opportunity to Innovate through Technology.

Our Core Values

Empowering African Women to become impactful leaders to benefit Africa through experiential STEM Education, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Training.

Our Strengths And What Makes Us Unique

  • Core team of women founders with – expertise, experience and passion.
  • Our cause, our vision & values.
  • Trust based on financial transparency and prudence.
  • Proven programs that work – prototype you can replicate.
  • Sustainable model of local engagement with extensive network of African women engaged in on-going activities – (Not episodic events)
  • Community Impact

WAAW Foundation – 2025 Target

WAAW Foundation’s target is to increase the number of African women in STEM by 10%, and build female technology innovators who create 10,000 jobs to impact their communities.

90% of participants enter and stay in STEM fields.

501(c) EIN: 20-8576703