Who we are

Girls' Power Initiative (GPI) is a Nigerian non-governmental, not-for-profit youth development organization founded in 1993 by Bene Madunagu and Grace Osakue to address the challenges facing girls in the Nigerian society and equip them with information, skills and opportunities for action to grow into self actualised young women.

The Content And Meaning Of The Acronym - GPI

G = Girls A girl is a female child between the ages of 0-18 years after which she becomes a young woman.
P = Power Inner strength and capability to make things happen, as appropriate acting from an informed position, and conviction of what is right to overcome prejudices.
I = Initiative As contained in the organization's name, it carries its literary meaning, which is:
The act of taking the first step to do something that must be done without being told. It is also the ability to identify what is right and just. It enables one to recognize injustice and take action without waiting to be told what to do. It means setting one's goal in life, having a vision and aspiring to reach one's goal, taking practical and positive actions.
GPI aims at being at the forefront of the struggle to raise womanhood from its age-long powerlessness in the family and society - From Vulnerability to Empowerment = Activism for social Transformation

GPI Receives Macarthur Award For Creative And Effective Institutions

CALABAR (February 16, 2012) – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named Girls' Power Initiative (GPI) Nigeria a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative. View More Projects

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