After many years in the field supporting children and young people to access quality education, we are now more convinced that, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 in Africa, i.e., “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" requires progress in all the other 16 SDGs. And it will take the actions of young people to solve the challenges they face as regards achieving the SDGs in their communities. Our new commitment is to provide opportunities, information and relevant tools for young people in Africa to be able to solve their own problems as active citizens.
Community of Active Citizens
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world.” ― Howard Zinn.
Our iTakeActions web platform gives every citizen opportunities to take small acts. Citizens taking actions on the platform are directly holding the government accountable and supporting other citizens in and out of emergency situations.
Active Citizen Fellowship
The is designed for young civil society leaders in Nigeria, who have demonstrated passion and commitment in the past to promote democracy and improve the quality of life in their communities through their initiatives. The fellowship offers opportunities for the fellows to learn more about citizen engagement and advocacy from industry experts.
#MyGivingStory N10,000 Monthly Challenge
What can you do for someone in your community with N10,000?
Tell us in a 30 seconds video. On a monthly basis, we will select the best five videos that will be featured in public voting, and the video with the highest votes in the month will receive the N10,000!
Active Citizenship Award
The Active Citizenship in Nigeria Award is a periodic public recognition of young Nigerians (between the ages of 15 and 35) living in Nigeria, who go beyond their civic duties to improve access to basic amenities for children and young people in Nigeria.
The award seeks to encourage young people to regularly take actions that contribute to achieving the UN SDGs. The winners receive recognition e-certificates and award Plaques. All finalists are featured in our ‘Active Citizens Hall of Fame’
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