Gender Equality

Too many people have been indoctrinated with the belief that certain opportunities, behaviors, decision-making are solely for a particular gender. At TSDI, we believe being male or female should not stop you from achieving greatness. Hence, we advocate for equal opportunities, equal access to resources, equal empowerment, equal participation in the economy and politics, and equal chances at living the best for life for all genders.

Climate Action

The earth we live in is gradually changing and with this change comes extremes that affect every other thing including health, risk and vulnerability to natural disasters, food and natural resource availability. Thus, the great need TSDI realized for all stakeholders to collaborate and address climate change. We believe this climate change can be reduced to it barest minimum with little to no negative effects, only if appropriate and adequate climate actionsĀ areĀ taken.

Quality Education

At TSDI, aim to provide lifelong learning opportunities for youths and teenagers. We know learning outcomes vary according to context but we also believe that every individual should have access to learning that produces basic scientific knowledge, life skills, capacity development, literacy, and peaceful coexistence.

Good Health

Here at TSDI, we believe that good health is wealth and according to World Health Organisation (W.H.O), health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being in which disease and infirmity are absent. Every TSDI tribe-mate believes good health is a state of completeness and wholeness and with the alarming rate of disease, mental and physical death, we aim at being a major source of its reduction through sensitization and aid provision. This provides every young individual with the opportunity to live long, be active, and have greater chances at transformation and impacting lives.

Activities Overview

Completed Projects






Meet Our Executives

Olutomiwa Binuyo
Olutomiwa Binuyo
Executive Director
Susan Adiele
Susan Adiele
ContentĀ Lead
Olusola Akanni
Olusola Akanni
Creative Media & ITĀ Lead
Odunayo Ayoola
Odunayo Ayoola
Tribemates Engagement Manager
Oluwaferanmi Afolabi
Oluwaferanmi Afolabi
EdTech & Innovations Manager
Busola Fagbenro
Busola Fagbenro
Operations & Programs Manager
Oluwafunmilayo Ajakaiye
Oluwafunmilayo Ajakaiye
Strategy, Innovation & Development Lead
Busola Fagbenro
Busola Fagbenro
Operations & Programs Manager
Oluwafunmilayo Ajakaiye
Oluwafunmilayo Ajakaiye
Strategy, Innovation & Development Lead


Do I have to be in Nigeria to be a partner of the organization?

No. You do not have to be in Nigeria to be a tribe-mate. The vision is a global one and not confined to the borders of Nigeria.

Are there any restrictions on who can be a volunteer or partner?

No. There are no restrictions in partnership. You can be a tribe-mate irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, race, sexuality, etc.

How can I get involved in the organizationā€™s mission?

TSDI is passionate about impacting lives, causing change, and helping young people make a difference. You can get involved in the organization by becoming a ā€œTribe-mateā€.

How do I become a TRIBE-MATE?

Become a TSDI tribe-mate by: Partnering: if you share a vision with TSDI, then join us for different projects in changing the world. You could choose a particular sustainable development goal you want to partner with TSDI for or you can decide to partner with all that TSDI represents. Sponsoring: there is always a project we are undertaking. You can also identify the one you want to sponsor among them or a new one you would like to sponsor and we would help carry it out. Volunteering: by committing to volunteering your time and skills, you can be the reason for that positive difference. Yes, find your niche and fix yourself into it. We need YOU to create that fundamental change that society needs. You can do this by volunteering. NOTE: also click on the link below to become a tribe-mate: https://tsi.org.ng/partnerships/ OR contact The Sapphires Development Initiative via: Telephone: +234 (0) 814-623-6294 Email: info@tsi.org.ng

About TSDI

TSDI is an international community of youths passionate about impacting lives positively.
As a registered not-for-profit organization, (registration number 168987 with the Corporate Affairs Commission Nigeria), TSDI has so far impacted 50,000 children and youths.

Majoring on harnessing the potentials of marginalized young ones in rural areas, our vision and mission are in synchrony with the United Nations SDG goals (3,4,5 and 13).
In the end, we are focused on raising world class leaders in their sphere of influence, regardless of the background!

Contact Us

Ibadan, Nigeria



Monday – Friday (9am – 4pm)

Binuyo Olutomiwa
Executive Director & Chairman, Registered Trustee

As an advocate for educational equity, Olutomiwa implemented two Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects in October 2022 to teach 150 schoolgirls in six rural villages about the SDGs and STEM-fields. Theirworld and the United Nations Foundation provided funding for these initiatives.


In June 2023, his commitment to promoting digital literacy programming in his community has resulted in a huge opportunity: a guest lecture on digital learning in Sub-Saharan Africa at the TU Dortmund University, Germany. In November 2023, UNESCO recognized Olutomiwaā€™s latest project idea, the SustainHerbility Tech Academy, as one of the top 50 young education innovations in Nigeria.
His tumultuous experience in primary school fuels his passion to advocate for educational justice. Olutomiwa was accepted into one of his town’s top high schools because of the guidance of a community educator. He aspires to serve as a community educator, ensuring that at least 1,000,000 young people from rural areas access high-quality education. These youngsters will be adequately prepared for the future.
As a doctoral candidate at the University of the Western Cape South Africa, Olutomiwa is currently researching on factors influencing academic performance of adolescents in different regions of Nigeria.


LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olutomiwa- binuyo-7b2347131/


Adiele Susan
Content Lead & Secretary, Registered Trustee

Susan Adiele is a seasoned writer with over 3 years of professional writing experience. She is a creative writer whose philosophy is to build, improve, and promote a brand through innovative, technical, simple, and easy-to-read copies. Being passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, she has churned out content on educational purposes, capacity building, community inclusion, and mental health to suit varying audiences.

Susan is a graduate of Psychology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and she is also currently a recipient of the Russian government scholarship to study population and development at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

She is greatly inspired by constructive and productive development leading to the growth of all she comes in contact with. She is further keen on community growth as she is a member of different not-for-profit organizations including United People Global in Geneva, Switzerland, and Theirworld in the United Kingdom.


Akanni Olusola
Lead, Graphics Design Unit

Olusola Akanni is a mental health enthusiast who functions as an empathetic listener on an emotional wellness app.
As a mentor at Youths Assisting Youths, Canada, she is committed to raising teenagers and youths to build capacity and help them make the best use of their potential. Hence, she is passionate about sustainable development goals 3, 4, and 5 which include good health and well-being, quality education, and gender equality.

She is also a graphic designer with over 2 years of experience in presenting ideas and information on trending development issues and loves to stimulate social change through her designs. Olusola is a student at the University of Toronto, Canada, studying a double major in Neuroscience and psychology.


Odunayo Ayoola
Tribemates Engagement Manager

Odunayo is a dedicated advocate for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 3, 4, and 5. With over three years of volunteer experience, she has led impactful projects that have educated and empowered hundreds of youths, especially females.
Her social impact journey began in November 2021 with a project sponsored by The Sapphires Development Initiative, where she educated over 300 people about diabetes and provided access to better care. In 2022, she led a project with 50 volunteers to educate over 200 youth on mental health and wellness.
She also presented her research findings on “diabetes awareness among transport workers and market women in Nigeria” at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, sponsored by The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNs) in June 2022.
Odunayo has also served as a mental health instructor for STEM XX, a project funded by Theirworld and implemented by The Sapphires Development Initiative, which impacted 100 rural school girls in southwest Nigeria. Additionally, she has led projects promoting digital education for young girls since 2021, reaching over 1000 rural school students.
Also as a Champion for the ONE Campaign, Odunayo has led advocacy efforts to eradicate preventable diseases and poverty, further solidifying her commitment to the SDGs.
She is a medicine student (MBBS) at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Odunayo is pursuing a career in obstetrics and gynecology and is passionate about cutting-edge research in the health field.
Oluwaferanmi Afolabi
EdTech & Innovations Manager

Oluwaferanmi Afolabi is an advocate for educational equity. She is the EdTech and Innovations Manager of The Sapphires Development Initiative (TSDI); a registered not-for-profit organisation that has expanded access to quality education for more than 20,500 rural adolescents in southwestern Nigeria.
As an advocate for educational equity, she implemented two Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects in October 2022 to teach 150 schoolgirls in six rural villages about the SDGs and STEM-fields. Theirworld and the United Nations Foundation provided funding for these initiatives.
In June 2022, her commitment to disseminating community project findings to policymakers and relevant stakeholders resulted in an in-person presentation of policy briefs titled ā€œChanging course, Transforming Education: Spotlighting Studentsā€™ and Teachersā€™ Voices in Rural Southwestern Nigeriaā€ at the digital learning in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Geneva, Switzerland.
In November 2023, UNESCO recognized her latest project idea, the SustainHerbility Tech Academy, as one of the top 50 young education innovations in Nigeria.
Her tumultuous experience in accessing digital skills due to traditional beliefs and lack of initiatives to support her interest in STEM fuels her passion to leverage digital technologies to promote social inclusion. She aspires to empower 10,000 rural girls with edge-cutting digital skills.


Busola Fagbenro
Operations & Programs Manager

Busola Fagbenro is a dedicated global advocate for women and girls, actively contributing to societal impact through her roles at The Sapphires Development Initiative. As a World Literacy Ambassador, a Global Youth Ambassador with Theirworld, and a fellow of Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, she focuses on Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5, championing quality education and gender equality.

Busola is a Sustainability Leader with United People Global, Geneva, Switzerland, and a Millennium Campus Network Alumni.

A Biochemistry graduate, she aspires to pursue biomolecular research, aiming to address health challenges specific to women and contribute solutions to social and health issues through herĀ futureĀ career.

Oluwafunmilayo Ajakaiye
Strategy, Innovation & Development Lead

Oluwafunmilayo Rita Ajakaiye is a young, artistic, and creative individual who possesses a deep passion for technology and its continuous evolution in our world. Despite her status as a Physics Electronics undergrad at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, she boasts over four years of experience in community service and making a tangible impact at the grassroots level.

Oluwafunmilayo has taken on roles as the communications team lead and instructor at STEM XX Nigeria, a project initiated by The Sapphires Development Initiative. Additionally, she proudly holds the position of a Global Youth Ambassador at Theirworld, where she is dedicated to revolutionizing the field of education.

Notably, Oluwafunmilayo earned the prestigious WAAW Foundation scholarship for women in STEM fields in 2020, a testament to her commitment to increasing female representation in STEM-related domains.

As a fervent advocate for gender equality, Oluwafunmilayo firmly believes in the importance of digital literacy, particularly among women, as a means of empowerment. Her mission is to promote digital literacy through the use of non-coding and coding applications, driven by her heartfelt dedicationĀ toĀ thisĀ cause.

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