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Female Education in STEM fields for African Girls

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 issues that range from socio economic deprivation, AIDS/HIV, early marriage [...]

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WAAW Partners with Ashoka Changemakers

Advancing women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields is one of the core values and mission of WAAW Foundation. Recently, we partnered with Ashoka Changemakers, a global online community of action that connects people to share ideas, inspire and mentor each other, find and support the best ideas in social innovation. Changemakers is [...]

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Interview with Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu

Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. She supports WAAW Foundation in different capacities whenever we call on her, recently we caught up with her for an interview to share her views on the foundation, its mission and the state of STEM fields amongst women today. WAAW Foundation: Tell me [...]

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WAAW Foundation Scholarship – 2011 Analysis

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) Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.(b) [...]

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How Schools Can Help Moms Stay in Science

Courtesy of MentorNet By sapna - Posted on 17 February 2012 We talk a lot about the discrimination women face in science and engineering, but a new study says there may be a bigger reason why women don't rise higher in these fields: motherhood. Right now, science and engineering departments don't know how to deal [...]

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