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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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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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Application is open for Summer STEM Camp for girls in Abuja, Nigeria

The application period for 2016 WAAW foundation Summer camp, a week-long, fun, hands-on STEM immersion program for secondary school girls, is now open. This summer, The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is hosting 40 Secondary school girls for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp designed to inspire African […]

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Top 25 Tech-hubs in Africa

As the need for great tech talent increases, hot tech hubs are popping up around African countries as excellent places to join together, create communities and foster growth. Africa faces some hurdles in developing information technology. Even though global Internet penetration is about 32%, it’s lower in Africa, where only around 11% of the population […]

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Launching Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria

Today, WAAW foundation and AWELE Academy announced the launching of a Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship Boot-camp in Lagos, Nigeria. “We are excited to announce the first cohort of WAAW foundation’s African Women Engineering, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy – a 12 week coding, leadership and technology entrepreneurship boot-camp/school in Lagos, Nigeria.” Said, Ebele Agu, WAAW […]

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May Outreach and Mentoring program

The WAAW Foundation STEM outreach program was launched in 2013. This program aims to train and equip college students to organize STEM outreach chapters within their Universities and promote STEM education and learning amongst secondary school students. The overall goal of the WAAW foundation STEM outreach and Mentoring program is to bridge the secondary school-to-college continuum […]

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SPEEDUP AFRICA – STARTUP BOOTCAMP

DraperDarkFlow in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) invite  you to apply and participate in SpeedUPAfrica – Africa’s Most Impactful Startup Bootcamp that will gather Africa’s top 100 startups from all over the continent, with Silicon valley/Global Mentors and Investors for 4 days growth and investment focused bootcamp, July 6th-10th at  Ashesi University, Ghana. No speeches, no […]

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WAAW launched Technology Training Institute in Lagos

WAAW foundation is proud to announce the launch of its training institute in Lagos, Nigeria. The training institute aims to provide a world-class educational environment with an advanced hands-on Science, Technology and Engineering training curriculum, taught by experienced instructors. The training institute has started offering training of secondary school students in Computer programming. From April […]

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WAAW founder & president selected to attend 2016 Hive Harvard University Global leaders Program

  The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation founder and President, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor has been selected to attend Hive Harvard University Global leaders Program from April 14-16 in Boston. Hive is a new type of educational experience for extraordinary CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, and innovators who are actively working […]

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