As it continues to empower women and girls in the field of science and technology, yesterday, 18th March, the WAAW Foundation in partnership with Level Up Village organized a Web Development training for students of Government Science Secondary School, Pyakasa, Abuja.
The training was part of the core ideals of the Foundation, seeking to expose young people to technology and providing them access to #STEM opportunities.
Making the revelation on its twitter handle, the foundation noted that part of the things the students were able to learn during the training are simple tasks such as creating a Gmail account and responding to videos, logged on to Weebly.
The students were also taught some complex things such as website building. Among those that tutored the students was Business Development Manager for WAAW Foundation, Loveth Ubi.
— WAAW Foundation (@WAAW_Foundation) March 18, 2017
The training is one among many other organized by the foundation at different levels. According to data from the foundation’s website, 21,000 female secondary school students have been impacted by its college-to-secondary mentoring programmes.
More so, it has been able to award up to 31 College scholarships and provide training to up to 200 college students.
The foundation which stands for Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women (WAAW), is an international non-profit organization which is in its 10th year. It came with the mission of helping African women to join “Science and Technology fields and ensure they are engaged in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship to benefit Africa.”
Before the training of students of Government Science Secondary School, Pyakasa, Waaw Foundation has carried out some of such training in the same week. An example is the Fradapal El Shadai International School in Kaduna, where students were trained on Blockly-Maze and CS Unplugged.