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2013 STEM CAMP PARTICIPANT – ADEGEYE ADESOLA

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 classes we had where mainly practical classes (we had to […]

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WAAW FOUNDATION AT 2013 WRO NATIONALS COMPETITION

LEGO EDUCATION, one of our 2013 STEM camp sponsors were honoured to receive our camp participants at their 2013 World Robots Olympiad(WRO) Nationals Competition program which took place on Monday, 30th September, 2013 at the Oriental Hotel Banquet Hall, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria As part of our mission is to create a long term relationship for our […]

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WAAW Foundation 2013 STEM Camp – A Success!

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 (9th to 12th Grades). The theme of the camp was […]

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Feature on 2013 WAAW Scholarship Recipient – Rose Macharia

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 the girls should either be giving back or be […]

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Where Are The Women in Stem?

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 still very few women involved in these areas? […]

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WAAW Foundation Receives Grant from Google Rise

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 of Fellows at the African University of Science and Technology, […]

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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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