Our History

GIDN operates with the belief that girls and young women in Africa should not be limited or held back from discovering or reaching their full potential and seeks to support a world in which African girls and women can break glass ceilings by aspiring to be anyone they want to be.

GIDN became a formally registered non-governmental and non-profit organization in October, 2016, with a vision to inspire and equip young girls and women across Africa with the right tools and resources to succeed. We are serious about changing the world for African girls. Our commitment to delivering high-impact programs for girls/women across Africa ensures that we have measurable programs with high rewards for girls and women.

GIDN is a registered non-governmental organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria. The Foundation receives support and donations to fund its programs from personal donations, generous private individuals, friends, corporate donations and grants from other organizations/foundations.

Our Vision

To inspire and equip young African girls and women to succeed.

Our Mission

To equip and empower young African girls and women by investing in their development, using education, innovation, technology and advocacy to improve their economic outcome.

Our Values

Growth:                      To empower young African girls and women to be a force for good  in the world. While we continue to develop creative programs and projects that have the potential to change the African continent.

Integrity:                     We will act with transparency, honesty and integrity without compromising   the truth in all our work.

Accountability:          We are responsible for the actions that influence the lives of the girls and women we impact.

Nurturing:                  We will nurture and encourage young girls and women by giving them the support and the push they need to succeed. We will celebrate small successes in our journey to achieve big things.

Cultural Diversity:     We believe that valuing diversity and inclusion enhances our ability to work with the diverse cultures in Africa. We will achieve this by respecting every girl/woman’s sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion and disability as well as her individual qualities, talents, perspectives, background and experiences.