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WAAW AT NEXT EINSTEIN FORUM, NEF 2016 From March 8-10, Dr. Unoma Okorafor, President and Founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation participated in the NEF Global Gathering, an invitation-only event that united Nobel Peace Prize winners, heads of states...

5 Reasons to learn to code in 2016! If you’ve been on the fence about learning to code, here are a few reasons why you should  definitely pursue it this year:   1) It’s fun. It really is! Coding is all about solving problems. It’s about breaking...

THE FIVE REASONS GIRLS SHOULD CODE  There are five reasons that all girls should learn how to code. Great future jobs in every field - art, medicine, you name it - will go to people who can code. If we want to be part of one of...

With the world’s youngest, fastest growing population, Africa is also the world’s largest source of untapped talent. But that talent pool is starting to be tapped as tech employers, large and small, turn their attention to the continent’s potential. There are many economic, cultural, political and...

Five African girls have been successful in our 2015/2016 Scholarship Application. After reviewing over 1003 applications from 27 countries in Africa, the following girls qualified and emerged as our 2016 scholarship recipients: Name                    Age Country University Course of study Mbebi Liticia 22 Ghana Kame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology college of Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Renewable Natural...

WAAW foundation took first place at the Youth day Hackathon competition. We are excited to announce that 10 of the Secondary school Students that benefit from our STEM outreach and mentoring program in Cameroon were selected to attend the Youth day Hackathon at the ICT University in...

By Jeremy Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of Andela With the world’s youngest, fastest-growing population, Africa is also the world’s largest source of untapped talent. But that talent pool is starting to be tapped as tech employers, large and small, turn their attention to the continent’s potential. There...

For 59 secondary school girls, a summer of fun-filled Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities. The girls built renewable energy systems such as solar and Wind Mill systems, built small generators, learnt basic computer science concepts and programming using Arduino and raspberry pi platforms, developed...

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, 2016 Scholarship program is open  till October 15, 2015 for need-based female African University/College students, with an offer of $500/year.  Eligibility: Female students of African origin living in Africa, less than 32 years, have gained Undergraduate admission to a University or College...

Building on the success of the STEM camps hosted by the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation since 2013, 6-day residential camps will be held in July and August at the Brookhouse International School, Nairobi-Kenya and Greensprings School, Lagos-Nigeria respectively for...