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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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Busan Skirts Gender Equality

By Miriam Gathigah Originally published on Dec 1, 2011 Inter Press Service (IPS) BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1 (IPS) – Gender champions have lauded the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness for providing gender equality and the empowerment of women a special session, but there is dissatisfaction with Thursday’s Busan outcome document. Although the […]

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Education in Africa

Image Source: Clay Jar How many of us Africans, know the statistics of what is plaguing education in Africa? The more I learn, the more I realize that I am one of the privileged few who do not belong to the following statistics: Education participation rates in many African countries are low and schools often lack […]

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