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AFRICA SCIENCE WEEK 2019 – NIGERIA

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) celebrates Africa Science Week 2019 in Nigeria. The African Science Week was funded by Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung and Johnson & Johnson and hosted at the Nile University of Nigeria. In Nigeria, the event was coordinated by the African […]

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MY EXPERIENCE IN SHE HACKS CODING BOOT-CAMP COHORT 14

I (Alo Kingsley) have been exposed to pretty much everything on the tech world besides coding as I have had an affinity for it starting from my gaming days. As time went on, I found myself having a stronger affiliation with the disruptive impacts that some of these recent technologies (such as the Blockchain/cryptocurrencies, Artificial […]

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Empowering The Girl Child for a Brighter Future

An African proverb says, “If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation).“ According to the Oxford Dictionary, empowerment means “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights“. What other way of empowerment is as […]

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My Experience in She Hacks Coding Boot-Camp Cohort 13

ANOTHER IN THE BAG!!! Apparently, I among 40 young, brilliant and beautiful are the latest world CODERS!. It feels surreal thinking and saying this aloud, but here it is. The last 40 days have been so intense, but the WAAW Foundation Team did justice to the pronunciation of their name (WOW!). I was one of the […]

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September Fellows Mentorship Meet-Up with Chinenye Ezeakor

Chinenye Ezeakor, a past WAAW Scholar and Fellow got the privilege to meet with the WAAW fellows. She shared her professional and personal experience with them. Chinenye Ezeakor has a background in Electrical Engineering. She had her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Then she proceeded for her Masters in Electrical Engineering […]

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My Tech Success story – MaryFaith Mgbede

I am Maryfaith Mgbede Ugochi , a graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. I am an alumnus of the WAAW Foundation STEM outreach program at the University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria and also a Software Developer at Cotta&Cush Limited. I was one of the participants of She Hack […]

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2019 SUMMER CODE SCHOOL WAS A SUCCESS

One of the hallmarks of the 21st century is the degree of advancement of technology. Technology has been integrated into almost every sector from automobiles to the smart home. Basic knowledge of technology will soon be required to work in any field. All these machines and innovations are programmed using codes. Coding is basically the […]

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WAAW Bi-annual Fellows Summit 2019

WAAW foundation conducted its third bi-annual Fellows summit in Lagos, Nigeria from 5th – 9th of August 2019. The Fellows summit brought together 11 fellows from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya for a one-week training workshop. WAAW Foundation fellows are young students studying any STEM-related course in their various higher institutions and implementing our STEM […]

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WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarships for Female Students 2019/2020

The WAAW Foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need base African female STEM-focused college education. WAAW Foundation scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full-time students in a STEM-related course in an African university. Recipients will be required to start a stem outreach chapter at their university […]

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Promoting STEM Education / ICT through Teachers Training

This summer, The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, trained 78 STEM teachers in its just-concluded 4th Annual STEM teachers training programme for secondary school STEM educators in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. The overall aim was to provide STEM teachers with sufficient academic skills and deliberately influence a behavior change among […]

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