About Us

Welcome to Total Girl Development Initiative

TGDI is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organisation that works to create, spread and sustain the development of the potential of the female gender across Nigeria. The organisation is driven by a passion to alleviate the suffering of the girl child, creating awareness and tackling issues of gender DISCRIMINATION.

The vision for TGDI began on the 21st of May, 2010 in a seed form. The vision was born during an intervention called to resolve a dispute between two girls at Itohan Girls Grammar School. Once they got past their misunderstanding their need for listening ear by a matured person who genuinely cared about them became eminent as the girl opened up about challenges faced in their personal lives and sought counsel on how to overcome them. Over time trust was built and what began with two people grew to six girls and in next to no time, 19 girls.

From having their emotional psychological needs to love and be loved met, some of the girls revealed their financial challenges and assistance was given to the best of our ability. Soon we had girls from neighbouring Schools like ST Maria Gorretti, AGGS and Oredo Girls attending our regular meetings and attendance grew to 25 girls, with the increase, came the need to make our efforts official so we could have farther reach and better access to the resources needed. Hence on the 28th of June 2012, TGDI was approved as an NGO by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

Since her registration, TGDI has been committed to creating in the girls we come in contact with a mind-set that is empowering and motivates them to pursue their dreams through committing themselves to a life of personal development, skill training and community service we achieve this by engaging them in spiritually edifying, intellectually empowering and socially profitable activities

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Our Mission

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To empower the female gender [especially those abused and at risk] with love, renewed passion, a sense of purpose and life skills to transform them into role models and agents of positive change in society.

Our Vision

ourVisionRaising a generation of leading ladies living balanced lives. That is, to raise girls to their fullest potential, with a burning passion to reach far beyond themselves as world changers.

Our Core Values

values01The following values are very core to our work.
~Excellence, ~Leadership
~Integrity, ~Team work
~Equal opportunity

THE TGDI CREED

I AM A POINT OF LIGHT, I AM AN AGENT OF CHANGE. I BELIEVE THAT EVERY GIRL HAS A RIGHT TO DREAM…. I BELIEVE THAT EVERY WOMAN HAS A RIGHT TO FUFILL HER DREAMS. I HAVE THE ABILITY TO INFLUENCE AND DRIVE THE STABILIZATION OF WOMEN EVERYWHERE, FIRST BECAUSE THEY ARE HUMANS LIKE ME AND THEN BECAUSE I WAS BORN BY ONE. I THEREFORE ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO TEACH, SUPPORT, PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE WELL BEING OF WOMEN WITH MY TIME, MONEY, CONNECTIONS AND RESOURCES. THIS I WILL DO, ONE GIRL AT A TIME.

THIS IS THE UTMOST HONOUR.

THIS IS MY HIGHEST COMMITMENT.

I AM TGDI

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