04 May WAAW Foundation Programs Update
At this point in the year, we felt it necessary to do a recap on WAAW Foundation’s activities from the beginning of the year, so you can be informed on our efforts and traction, and also keep a tab on upcoming programs and opportunities.
Teachers Training: This year, we’ve had 2 series of Digital Teach Training (Free & Paid), where we trained over 100 Teachers in Nigeria on the use of digital tools and resources to improve their skills, make their lectures more fun, reduce their workload and help their students learn better. While these training were virtual, WAAW Foundation is scheduled to hold more virtual and in-person training for more teachers before the end of 2022. The goal is to train 500 teachers in Africa; it is possible through support and partnership with major corporations and organizations in countries across Africa.
Scholarship: We are approaching the conclusive phase of the 2021/2022 scholarship program, having sent rejection mail to applicants that were not successful during the selection phase. WAAW Foundation will be awarding 25 scholarships to deserving female students who are studying courses in STEM in Universities and Colleges across Africa.
By the end of the third quarter of 2022, the Application for 2022/2023 WAAW Foundation Scholarship will be open; so if you have applied and were not selected for this year, do not give up; take your time to prepare ahead for the next batch.
She Hacks Africa: The 2nd Cohort of She Hacks Africa’s Software Development Training started on Monday, 9th May 2022 after the call for application, test and interview phase was concluded. The training is billed to run for 6 months; after which participants will be fully equipped with the knowledge and the skills to be ranked as full-stack developers, ready to start creating tech-based solutions to improve their community. WAAW Foundation will be training 20 youths for this program, with more training scheduled to hold before the end of 2022.
WAAW Fellows Summit: WAAW Foundation fellows are Scholars and volunteer college students who organize hands-on STEM outreach and mentoring programs to neighbouring secondary schools within their communities to promote STEM education and learning amongst secondary students, especially girls.
This year, WAAW Foundation Fellow’s Bi-annual Summit will hold tentatively in Ghana from the 7th to the 13th of August 2022. College fellows will be trained in hands-on activities on STEM / ICT skills.
Mentorship Program: The 2022 WAAW Foundation Mentorship Program is at an early stage, this is the point where we invite successful, experienced women in STEM all over the world to mentor WAAW scholars (mentees) in colleges and universities, help guide them through their academic pursuits and put them on a professional career path. The mentorship sessions are held twice a year; in August and November, mentors create time to have a one-hour conversation (in-person/virtual) with their mentees to share their experiences with them and guide them on how to best achieve academic success.
Youth Experience Africa Program (YEAP): Call for Application is ongoing for high school and college students to attend WAAW Foundation’s YEAP which is billed to take place in Kenya from 31st July to 9th of August 2022. The program promised to be invigorating and mind-blowing, with students expected to share their thoughts on science and technology, design thinking and problem solving, politics, and leadership among other important programs lined up during the 10 days.
We remain focused on creating a passionate connected community of people, especially women who are able to guide African girls to achieve success in business, technology, and education and become great leaders who will positively impact the continent. Our programs were created to achieve this, and you can follow our story by following us on our social media and supporting us through interaction, donation and sponsorship.
There you have it, an update on our activities so far in 2022.
Thank you for being a part of our community, together we will definitely give African women in STEM the opportunities and support they deserve.