Nanre Nafziger

Ashoka Fellow
Lagos, Nigeria
Fellow Since 2004


This profile was prepared when Nanre Nafziger was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
The New Idea
Hope is a rare commodity for the young people of Nigeria, who have seen terrible war and social upheaval throughout their formative years. Nanre builds hope among Nigerian youth by giving them the chance to lead social change initiatives that yield concrete results. She runs an intensive leadership training program, starting with an intensive summer camp and culminating in year-long projects designed by youth. Now in its third year, her effort draws teenagers from schools across the country, as well as recent graduates of secondary schools. By building a critical mass of motivated and caring young people, Nanre prepares Nigeria’s youth to lead a broad national movement toward sustainable, peaceful democracy.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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