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The Spring Development Initiative is a nonprofit which supports volunteer community builders to gain practical leadership and executive skills from implementing community-driven development projects. We are committed to providing leadership training, project funding and mentoring, as a sustainable way to achieve positive social change in low-income communities.

The Spring Development Initiative (TSDI) is a registered 501(c)3 notprofit charity organization.

We empower potential leaders through learning initiatives, research products, collaborative forums, access to scholarships and investments, and providing the seed funding they need in taking action to improve their communities. We equip them with training and experiential skills in core areas like needs assessment, action planning, project management, evaluation, and sustainability.


We work in four impact areas - governance, education, healthcare and economic development - in the United States and in low and middle income countries…
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International Women's Day #BalanceforBetter

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an occasion for celebrating women’s achievements worldwide – including strides in the political and social sectors, as well as continuing the call for gender equality. The day was first observed in the early 1900s and is now recognized each year on March 8, in a month filled with events to motivate and inspire women around the world.

This year, the theme for the International Women's Day is Balance for Better. This addresses work-life balance for women and the mental health issues and other challenges women face juggling responsibilities at work and home.

Below are stories from our partners and volunteers in Nigeria, and with your help, we can support them break glass ceilings and make a difference for women and girls in their communities.

Focus on Women and Girls One of the things we were mindful of in our collaboration with SI4DEV was to make sure we paid attention to the gender gaps in development. We are happy to be supporting eight (8) women…

Making a Difference

Want to join us in making a difference in Africa?

Do you believe that African youth have the talent and drive to improve their own communities?

Do you agree that giving local community builders the right tools and support is more sustainable than handouts?

Then, join The Spring Development Initiative in growing the next set of African grassroots leaders.

Young change-makers and volunteers across rural and urban low-income areas in Africa have come up with great ideas to solve their development issues.

Don't give them fish, support us to teach them to fish.



The Spring Development Initiative is a nonprofit which supports volunteer community builders to gain practical leadership and executive skills through implementing community-driven development projects.

We are committed to providing leadership training, project funding and mentoring, as a sustainable way to achieve positive social change in low-income communities.

Help us grow by donating towards our mission.

You can also volun…