Active Citizens

Active Citizens is a programme that promotes community cohesion and improvement through civic engagement or volunteering in Nigeria. Run by the British Council and partner organisations, it aims to increase the contribution of community leaders towards achieving sustainable development both locally and globally.

It also encourages peer-to-peer relations across cultural, geographic and political boundaries via a lively online social network of participants, as well as occasional international exchange visits. 

The workshop has expanded my knowledge base of development and change in communities. As an Actice Citizens facilitator, the workshop has exposed me to other models of delivery and I have identified opportunities for collaboration in the process of making changes in our communities.

 - Dr Rabia Salihu Sa’id, AC Facilitator & Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, Bayero University Kano.


Read about what's been achieved by the Active Citizens programme so far around the world here.