Creating Our Children’s Future

Our goal at WAAW Foundation is to expose African students especially the girl child to a variety of positive learning experiences and career options in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

ABOUT OUR STEM CAMP

WAAW Foundation STEM camp introduces students to coding, computer programming, website development, 3D modelling and printing, mobile app development, animation, games creation, arduino and robotic and many more.   This is SUPER exciting, SUPER fun, very creative, and innovative for African boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17 years who are currently enrolled in Primary and Secondary School in Nigeria.

What Do You Stand To Gain

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills inherent in sciences, mathematics, engineering design, development, and testing via lessons and hands-on experiments.

  • Exposure to Robotics and Programming tools and resources that can enhance innovation and problem-solving.

  • Opportunities to think about, research, design, build and test renewable energy sources for local environment.

  • Fun, cultural, and extracurricular activities aimed at building strong friendships and peer networks among participants.

  • Opportunity to build and improve research and scientific/public presentation skills by presenting and discussing projects before judges consisting of STEM professors, graduate students, and professionals.

  • Career counseling opportunities in STEM and exposure to role models.

2016 STEM CAMP - Abuja, Nigeria

WAAW Foundation in partnership with ETSD foundation and AFRITEX Initiative, from August 8-13, 2016 at Aduvie International School, Abuja-Nigeria. The event gathered 38 secondary school students aged 13-16, 1 STEM teacher of Federal Government Girls College, Ijaniki, Lagos, and 3 College STEM fellows who perform STEM outreach and mentoring programs in Public Schools in Delta state, Edo state, and Minna, Nigeria.

2015 STEM CAMP - Nairobi, Kenya

WAAW Foundation in partnership with eMobilis Institute, Kenya organized a one-week STEM camp from July 19-24, 2015 at the Brookhouse School, Nairobi, Kenya. The event gathered 22 secondary school students aged 13-17 and 1 College STEM fellow who perform STEM outreach and mentoring programs in public secondary schools in Nairobi.
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2015 STEM CAMP - Lagos, Nigeria

WAAW Foundation conducted a one-week Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) camp from August 2-8, 2015 at the Greenspring School, Anthony-Lagos, Nigeria. The event gathered 37 secondary school students aged 13-17, 1 STEM teacher of Federal Government Girls College, Ijaniki, Lagos, and 4 College STEM fellows who perform STEM outreach and mentoring programs in Public Schools in Delta state, Edo state, and Minna, Nigeria.

2014 STEM CAMP - Lagos, Nigeria

2014 STEM camp for 32 African girls was held at Global International College, Lekki Lagos from July 27th to August 2nd, 2014. The theme of the camp was Computing, Robotics, and Renewable energy camp for African girls.

2013 STEM CAMP - Lagos, Nigeria

WAAW Foundation in partnership with the Women Technology Empowerment Center (W.TEC) Nigeria launched its one-week residential camp at the Laureates College in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria from July 28th to August 3rd, 2013. The Theme of the Camp was Robotics and Renewable Energy for Africa.

WAAW Foundation Camp Infomercial

Click the button below to watch the awesome Scratch Animation Movie – One of the projects made by a camper from our 2013 STEM camp. Scratch – WAAW Foundation Camp infomercial
GLADYS NTETE Kenya Camper

Even in the short time I was at the camp I learnt so much about technology, but more about how people can achieve professions that they love and enjoy. Everyone’s enthusiasm about their professions inspired me to find what I love and pursue it. I am now much, much more interested in technology-related careers. They are so much fun.

UWANA EFFIONG Lagos Camper

I feel that this camp has completely changed who I am. It has given me more confidence and a new look at the technology world. It is an eye-opener for me and it got me quite excited about my career in Engineering. I will definitely recommend this camp to others because you get to meet so many new girls your own age and plus, you have so much fun learning new things that by the end of the day you are disappointed that it is over.

MARY NDUTA Kenya Camper

My favorite session is the mobile application class. I can’t wait to start earning money from the app developed at the camp. I feel very lucky that I was chosen to attend this program

MARY OKON Lagos Camper

I liked the activities very much because they helped us to have a hands-on experience of what it is like to work in areas of STEM. I learned how to think out of the box and create things by working together with my group members. It let me get a glimpse of what it is like to work in the real-world engineering and technological field. I can use logical thinking and teamwork that I learned through the activities to solve problems that I face in real life.

FAITH VUSAKA Kenya Camper

I think this is the best experience I have ever had because I learned while having fun and the teachers were amazing.

NWOSU CHISOM Lagos Camper

At the Introduction to Mobile Programming platforms, I had a great time from the very start. Mr. Walter demonstrated the principles of mobile Applications. We were then given the opportunity to create our own app. It was awesome to see that our apps were published! It was also fun to meet new people, work with a partner I never met before, and share my knowledge with my family on the last day of camp.

MARY NDUTA Kenya Camper

My favorite session is the mobile application class. I can’t wait to start earning money from the app developed at the camp. I feel very lucky that I was chosen to attend this program.

UWANA EFFIONG Lagos Camper

I feel that this camp has completely changed who I am. It has given me more confidence and a new look at the technology world. It is an eye-opener for me and it got me quite excited about my career in Engineering. I will definitely recommend this camp to others because you get to meet so many new girls your own age and plus, you have so much fun learning new things that by the end of the day you are disappointed that it is over

BALOGUN ZAINAB Lagos Camper

I have to admit that I was nervous when I saw the camp curriculum, all the sessions look impossible and difficult to me. I thought you had to be a geek to be here. However, by the end of the program, I had learned scientific and engineering principles while having a great time designing, building and programming. The instructors made learning fun. The camp definitely had a positive impact on me. It got me inspired to get involved and really gave me confidence. It gave me great ideas and I am so excited to continue in my career as a Chemical Engineer.

PARENT (OLASUBOMI’S MOTHER) Lagos Camp Closing Ceremony

WAAW camp rock! I’ve never seen my daughter so excited about science. Thanks for such a fun and enthusiastic learning atmosphere. My daughter felt comfortable and had fun learning from day one. Thank you! Keep up the great work!

PARENT (FAVOUR ODUKOYA) Lagos Camp Closing Ceremony

She really enjoyed ALL of the hands-on science activities. You should have seen how excited she was when explaining all she learnt about building generators, programming, developing mobile apps, building a windmill,s and so on. The camp completely changed her perspective about engineering! Of course, now she says she wants to be a Computer Engineer. Thank you for giving me the scholarship.

TOLULOPE OWAJOBA WAAW Program Director

We especially loved the Mobile Application session. It is one of the best parts of this year’s curriculum, the girls loved it so much that they sometimes forgot to go for a break. They got busy thinking, connecting, and creating. The session encouraged higher-level thinking skills.