YIAGA AFRICA, with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) under the Empowering Youth for Effective Democratic Participation Project seeks to educate young Nigerians on citizenship, civic activism, and fundamental human rights so that they actively engage in participatory democracy.
The Democracy Camp (civic education camps), hosted by YIAGA AFRICA will hold for two days and bring together 100 senior secondary school students from 10 selected schools in each of the following states – Bauchi, Kogi, and Nassarawa states.
In Bauchi and Nasarawa states, the Camp will hold between 3-4 April, 2019, while the Camp will hold in Kogi at a later date.
The Democracy Camp has been held annually for the past six years as part of YIAGA AFRICA’s strategic objectives to build the next generation of leaders and civic actors.
100 students in each state participate in the civic education camp, which features workshops, debates, interactive sessions and simulation exercises exploring the fundamentals of civic activism, citizenship, human rights, and political participation.
Through the Camp, YIAGA AFRICA has and will continuously foster a new generation of informed young democratic activists across Nigeria.
YIAGA firmly believes young people possess the skill, intellect, resilience and energy needed to solve Africa’s governance and development challenges. To this end, we are driven by the desire to mobilize and empower young people with the requisite skills and knowledge that makes them agents of change in their community.