Coding Workshop for youths in Abuja, Nigeria

Coding Workshop for youths in Abuja, Nigeria


The Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is organizing an immersive coding workshop for those interested in computer programming. Whether you are a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a journalist who wants to start building a portfolio to showcase your work, this one-week Coding workshop is for you!

The overall goal of the coding workshop is to improve Nigerian youth’s potential for digital entrepreneurial activity on the internet using digital skills, increase their employability skills and help them find a job in technology space with lucrative incomes. The intensive training is open to undergraduates and graduates between the ages of 18 – 45 years. “We are encouraging more female participants but our Abuja training program is open to both male and female”, said Mrs. Ebele Agu, WAAW’s Vice president.

In this hands-on training workshop, participants will learn Web development including HTML, CSS & JavaScript, Mobile development for Android using MIT App Inventor and be introduced to Arduino programming. The training sessions will be facilitated by WAAW foundation’s highly qualified, certified and passionate experts with a unique style to impart trainings that are highly interactive and hands-on practice, enabling students to get in-depth knowledge and skills of their respective subject, in the shortest span. Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor, the president and Chief Executive officer of WAAW said, “Our fun and interactive curriculum emphasizes a blend of logical thinking and creativity. Participants won’t just learn new tools to express their creativity but will also improve their problem solving and critical thinking abilities. This one-week coding workshop will be the first of its kind in Abuja.”

Programme details are as follow:

Date: 23– 25 November, 2016

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Venue: #2, Zambazi crescent, Maitama, Abuja

Fee: 10,000 Naira

Registration can be completed via

Registration for the Training workshop is open till November 11, 2016

Registration is on a first-come basis, limited space is available!

Amongst other WAAW Foundation initiatives are a summer residential camp program for girls and STEM Teachers training. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp program is designed to create an opportunity for secondary school girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as Computer Science training through technology-rich demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities and online connections with successful Women in technical fields that serve as role models. Since its inception in 2013, the STEM camp program has impacted over 270 girls in Nigeria and Kenya. Additionally, WAAW foundation hosts training for Secondary teachers to develop cutting edge STEM curriculum using affordable locally available resources and have access to free online resources to enhance learning and engagement in their classrooms.

WAAW foundation activities promote economic empowerment for African women by providing relevant STEM education, leadership and technology entrepreneurship and innovation.

Unoma Okorafor

Dr. Unoma Okorafor is the founder of WAAW Foundation. She is a passionate social entrepreneur committed to empowering girls in African through STEM focused education.

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