Africa

I am a SS2 science student from Airforce Secondary School, Lagos, Nigeria and a participant of the WAAW Foundation 2013 STEM Camp themed; Robotics and Renewable Energy Camp for African Girls. I had a fascinating, interesting, educative and fun filled moment at the STEM Camp. The...

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation in partnership with Womens Technology Empowerment Center (W.TEC) Nigeria just concluded a high quality, exciting and technically challenging one week residential Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp for African Girls in Senior Secondary School...

Rose Macharia is a 2013 WAAW Scholarship recipient. Interviewing her was a great inspiration for us. As much as she was struggling to pay for her tuition, she was still able to start a mentoring outreach for students in her community. She has done a fantastic...

The WAAW Foundation Scholarship Initiative has benefited nine girls since inception. Every year at least four girls receive $500 towards their tuition. These girls must demonstrate need through strong academic progress and financial need. For the 2013 Scholarship program, we went further, we also decided that...

Excerpt from article in Venture Capital for Africa, by hilda moraa morara on 1/23/ 2013 Full article at http://vc4africa.biz/blog/2013/01/23/where-are-the-women-in-stem The clamor for innovation in the African society today is loud. In the era where there is a lot happening in ICT, innovation and entrepreneurship, why are there...

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation recently was awarded a $20,000 grant from Google Rise – Roots in Science and Engineering. This grant will enable WAAW expand the impact of one of its initiatives, the STEM Cell (Unit) and conduct training...

As our Scholarship process is winding down and we are getting closer to nominating our 2012 Scholarship recipients, we still stay in touch with our 2011 recipients, who if they still qualify will also be eligible to continue receiving funds from WAAW Foundation. The next 2011...

On one hand, female education especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in Africa is suffering due to poverty and cultural perceptions which tend to believe that women should be married off early rather than be educated. African communities are continually plagued with...

The WAAW scholarship program was three years old in 2011. It is aimed at providing financial support to academically promising female African students who are currently in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related undergraduate disciplines in an Africa university. Criteria for eligibility includes: (a)...