WAAW Foundation

WAAW Foundation's Campaign on Indiegogo for STEM Camp Initiative

LogoWAAW Foundation’s STEM camp is for African girls aged 13 -17 years, from low income families, who otherwise would never have an opportunity to experience STEM learning in a fun, interactive and hands-on way, arming them with tools that will encourage innovation and make them problem solvers in their communities. The camp is geared towards girls who are currently enrolled in high school (SS1-SS3) and who show interest in Science and Technology.

WAAW Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

LogoWAAW Foundation has awarded the 2014 Scholarships to five female African students. These recipients have demonstrated financial need and have excellent academic records.

WAAW Foundation in Partnership with ELiTE Is a Recipient of the Google 2014 RISE Partnership Award

LogoWorking to Advance STEM Education for African women (WAAW) Foundation works to build the pipeline of African girls in STEM and CS, and engage this talent in innovation for the African continent. The Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, ELiTE utilizes open source technology to increase access to STEM training across the globe through low-cost labs and experiments coupled with rigorous curricula. This partnership opportunity will provide computer science, mechatronics, and robotics programming for more than 5,000 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of the Google 2014 Root In Science and Engineering (RISE) Partnership awards. According to Google, "these awards aim to encourage collaboration across organizations in pursuit of a shared goal of increasing global participation in computer science".

WAAW Foundation Receives EIF Grant

LogoWorking to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation was awarded a grant of $18,000 from the Engineering Information Foundation for the expansion of the STEM camp program in Abuja, Nigeria. This grant will be used specifically to provide the following for the 2014 camp participants: Science teaching kits, robotics & renewable energy kits, camp materials & package, feeding, boarding, transportation and stipends for facilitators.

Waaw Foundation Founder Receives 2013 Anita Borg Award

LogoWAAW (Working to Advance African Women) Foundation is proud and excited to announce that our founder, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor received the Anita Borg Award on October 3, 2013. She was selected for her innovation, leadership, and successful contribution in increasing the impacts of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Computer science. She received this award at the 13th Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Minneapolis, MN, United States in company with WAAW Foundation Operations Director, Frances Van Sloan and our 2013 STEM Camp Facilitator, Dr. Kaye Smith, who attended this ceremony to support her great work.

WAAW Foundation Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients

LogoThe scholarships of $500/year are for African women who have gained undergraduate admission to an institution of higher learning in Africa and are studying a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related course.

WAAW Foundation Robotics and Renewable STEM Camp for African Girls

LogoWorking to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW), in partnership with the Women's Technology Empowerment Center (W.TEC)Nigeria will launch its one-week residential Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp at the Laureates College in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria from July 28th to August 2nd, 2013. The theme of the 2013 camp is ROBOTICS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY.

WAAW Foundation Receives Grant from Google Rise

LogoWorking 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, Abuja Nigeria For Greater impact in the Secondary School STEM Outreach programs.