With a population of over 200 million people, 62 percent of whom are under the age of 21, Nigeria remains an important power on the African continent in inspiring the next generation of leaders and change-makers, who will in turn contribute to Africa’s development and create a better world for all.


Every person must develop the abilities of a change maker to be able to play in this new reality. Key partners across Nigeria and in other countries have come to understand that their best strategy is to help those they serve to see this new reality and learn how to be effective contributors.

– Bill Drayton, CEO and Chair of Ashoka

Find how the media are covering this historic moment for Nigeria and for the EACH movement at large:

Ashoka launches the EACH Movement and the Ashoka Young Changemakers Program in Nigeria

Ashoka is accelerating the “Everyone A Changemaker” (EACH) Movement by expanding its reach to six Metro areas in Nigeria and by beginning the selection of Ashoka Young Changemakers in Nigeria.

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Bill Drayton: 'We want to empower youths to become the drivers of innovations in Nigeria'

Bill Drayton gives insight into the 'Everyone a Changemaker' movement in Nigeria in this in depth interview with Amaka Anagor-Ewuzie of Business Day Nigeria

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Silverbird News 24 TV Covers the Ashoka Africa Launch

Silverbird News 24 TV in Lagos, Nigeria covered the Ashoka Africa launch in a segment of their 10 o'clock news hour: "Young innovative Nigerians now have a platform to actualize their ambitions to contribute to the growth of the country. This is the benefit of a project spearheaded by Ashoka Africa...
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The Changemakers: Six Nigerian youths driving change with innovations

"Ashoka has unveiled six Nigerian youths below the age of 21 who, irrespective of their young age have decided to apply themselves to creating the desired changes needed to make the world a better place. "The young Nigerians plugged into the Ashoka Young Changemakers program launched to support...
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NOUN Plans Changemaker Course

"The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) through its Faculty of Education has concluded plans to start changemaker course. The Dean, Faculty of Education (FOE), Prof. Uchenna Osuji, disclosed this during the official launch of Everyone A Change Maker (EACH) Movement in Nigeria. "The movement...
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Lagos, Ashoka partners to inspire changemaking for youths

"The Lagos State Government has partnered with Ashoka Young Changemaker, the largest global network of social entrepreneurs to launch a programme that will inspire changemakers between the age of 10 to 21 years. The Co-Founder, Ashoka Young Changemakers (AYC), Mr Yashveer Singh, made this known...
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