Awards and Honors

Since its inception in 2007, Girls Education Mission International and its founder has won prestigious awards. Today, we celebrate the legacy started by the founder whose work has been globally recognized.  It began in April 2015 when the news broke that the Founder and Executive Director of GEM was among the top executives receiving the prestigious award of excellence by the Nigerian Top Executives. Highlighting her success, and for added credibility, reflecting her hard work, perseverance, and tremendous accomplishment and continued future success,the board of the Nigerian Top Executives  has presented Keturah with Top Executive in the Public administration 2015 awards of Excellence. In a letter of conveyance signed by the group managing editor, Keturah was described as though public professional whose outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Public administration, cannot be over emphasized. By analyzing the Nigerian Public administration, then ranking executives in several categories which reflect the exemplary strength of her network and the size of her organization, the board have ranked Keturah in the top 8% of overall Nigerian Executives. Her work was profiled in the premier publication of the Nigerian Top executives in the public administration 2015 which is available worldwide on Amazon at In this book, Keturah was identified as personifying passion, courage, commitment, success, excellence and spirit. Her listing in this book represents an honor of championship and recognizes the struggles endured ascend to the top, especially by her silent hard work in contributing to the advancement of her organization and to the people of Nigeria and beyond. A large number of copies of the book have been provided to governmental institutions and public administration universities and colleges, important associations and to media achieves.  

Among other recognition are: 

  • Greatnonprofits: ‘Top rated Awards 2015, 2016, 2017’.
  • Youth Education and Leadership Initiatives; ‘Change Ambassador for Peace and Humanity Award 2016’.
  • Women4Africa; ‘International Humanitarian of the year’ 2016, 2017 finalist’.
  • Lifteffects; ‘2016, 2017 Star Award’.
  • True African Heritage Awards; ‘2016 Nominee-TAHA Ambassador’.
  • International Achievers Awards; ‘Female Role Model nominee 2016 finalist.
  • Privilege Foundation Nigeria; ‘Outstanding Young Person Award 2016.
  • Extraordinary African Woman Achievers; EAWA Awards finalist 2017.
  • Young African Leaders Initiative ‘YALI Human Rights Champion’.
  • Young African Leaders Initiative ‘YALI Human Rights Champion’.
  • Andela Udacity Alumni 2017.
  • Google Africa Scholar 2018.
  • YALI West Africa Center Emerging Leader 2018.

  • Nonprofits 2015 Awards
  • Nonprofits  2016 Awards