What We Are 2017-12-03T19:37:47+00:00

Who We Are

Her Dear Diary Initiative (HDDI) is a non-profit organization that is committed solving the sensitive problems facing our society with particular emphasis on empowering ladies and girls in northern Nigeria. HDDI operates in the city of Kano Nigeria by utilizing organized projects to execute her empowerment programs and interventions. HDDI is motivated by the fact that illiteracy is responsible for the backwardness and poverty prevalent amongst the northern Nigerian lady and girl child, Hence Her Dear Diary Initiative exploits the universal idea of the diary and diary keeping with the intention of impacting and enhancing ladies and girls through capacity building, core learning and mentorship programs. HDDI is structured organically, which allows for characteristic voluntary engagements in diverse roles towards achieving the set goals and objectives. HDDI benefits from this structure whereby a conglomerate of creative and talented individuals volunteer their skill sets in a bid to achieve the HDDI mandate which is to enhance the holistic well-being of ladies and girls. HDDI’s board of trustees is made up of five capable and experienced individuals from a diverse background and professional disciplines.

We are driven by our watch word ‘The dignity of a girl and a woman’s ability in shaping a better world’. This statement promises to preserve a girl’s dignity while nurturing her abilities to become a woman that impacts her community positively and the world in general

Our core values are Respect, Empathy, Pursuit of Perfection and Enlightenment. These values have been firmly embedded in our activities so that our projects – ongoing and upcoming carries a message of tolerance, refinement and transformation.

Mission & Vision

A world where every lady and girl is addressed and dealt with based on the content of her character and her abilities rather than her gender

  • To foster youth development and women empowerment through capacity building and the advancement of social integration

  • To create an enabling environment that promotes the empowerment and holistic wellbeing of ladies and girls

HerWrite2Read

A program designed to impact girls with basic reading and writing skills

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Diary of the Girl Child

A  media awareness campaign that sensitize the public through blog posts, radio dramas, podcasts, mini documentaries and social media.

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HerWrite2Lead

A  leadership initiative that empowers senior secondary school girls in Kano state with leadership skills through the literary and performance art

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