Enough! Stop criminalizing young people living in the slums!

Miscreants. Street urchins. Drug addicts. Criminals. Thugs. Prostitutes. These are examples of the negative adjectives commonly used to describe young people living in urban slums and informal settlements. Labeling them in this manner often provides justification for security agents to routinely raid the spaces and places where they live, leading to the arrest and detention…

Pushing for Change through Digital Story-telling

After participating in an intensive 5-day course on digital story-telling, 15 youths from informal settlements across Lagos State have learned how to produce their own digital stories about the social inequalities, extreme deprivations and forced displacement that they face everyday. Through a 7-part process, the participants comprising 8 males and 7 females, aged 20-35 years,…

Ifesowapo Project Flags Off in Badia & Ebutte-Metta

SPACES FOR CHANGE’s Ifesowapo community project, supported by USAID-Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (USAID-SACE), flagged-off on May 3, 2017 at an inaugural ceremony held in Ebutte-Metta in Lagos. The community-based participatory media and research action project is designed to empower slum dwellers in Badia and Ebutte-Metta with new skills in local research, media production, storytelling,…

Talent Hunt for Slum Youth Begins

SPACES FOR CHANGE [S4C] has kicked off the first edition of the slum youth talent hunt show, ‘IFESOWAPO’ in Lagos. The talent hunt commenced on February 13, 2017, with a needs assessment exercise in Ajeromi Community in Badia-East in Lagos, with the aim of identifying what the youth of the community see as their priorities, skill gaps…