You are welcome to Girls Should Thrive Initiative (GIST)


We support girls (aged 12-20) and women (mothers) in Africa to overcome poverty through Education, Entrepreneurship and technology and also create sustainable solutions to challenges in their communities.


We inspire confidence, hope, creativity, a sense of purpose and a culture of taking responsibility for challenges around them and finding creative and sustainable solutions.

Executive Director's Profile

Jennifer Agunloye Okoliko, a 2018 Mandela Washington fellow is a graduate of petroleum technology.
An inspiring storyteller and a passionate social entrepreneur with a background of over 11 years experience in community service and project management. A trained expert in civic engagement, grass root and community based impact, excellent planning and fundraising skills coupled with a drive to build exceptionally talented teams and encourage community impact in young people through active volunteerism.

She’s the winner of the 2016 Homevida award for best script on digital economy sponsored by Google and is married to Agric expert Timothy Okoliko.

Our Values

  • Love, compassion and family 100%
  • Integrity, Transparency and Truth 100%
  • Creativity, Smart work and positivity 100%

Reach Us

We are looking forward to hearing from you

No. 2 Kabo holdings building
Airport road by Nomanslnd junction, Kano.



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