Popular Education

Popular Education

Popular Education

Promoting alternative visions for society, working for social change

By collaborating with our partners, we work to raise popular consciousness and participation through collective learning, mobilisation and solidarity for communities and activists working for environmental justice, democracy and social change in Nigeria. We organise programmes that aim at instilling tools for citizens’ rights activists, students and youth groups, NGOs and other organisations in civil society.

 

We focus on connecting the local with the national and international contexts and emerging regional and international networks. We facilitate communication and interaction between local, national and global movements.

 

Working with communities and other citizens’ groups, we forge peoples’ alternatives to dominant but inadequate neoliberal development models.

 

Social Action collaborates with local groups, workers organisations and unions, academics and pro-democracy organisations to develop and coordinate popular education Study Centres in Port Harcourt, Owerri, Calabar, Benin City, Lagos and Abuja.

We organise the annual Nigeria Social Action Camp, which is the largest space for alternative education, thought and social activism in Nigeria. Since 2008, the Camps have trained over 1000 activists and supported several social transformation struggles in Nigeria and globally.

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Nigeria Social Action Camp 2022, held at the Man' War Leadership Training Centre, Aluu, Port Harcourt

RECLAIMING THE CIVIC SPACE FOR TRANSFORMATIVE GOVERNANCE AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN NIGERIA

Social Action organised the Nigeria Social Action Camp 2022, with...
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Dr Igwe visits CRC office Diobu with Social Action staff

DR UCHE IGWE PAYS FAMILIARISATION VISITS CRC DIOBU AND BORI UNITS

On the 24th and 25th of November 2022 staff of...
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Civil Rights Council National Convention held on the 11th of November 2022 anchored by the National Executive Council

CIVIL RIGHTS COUNCIL UNITS GIVE ACCOUNT OF STEWARDSHIP, ACKNOWLEDGE CHALLENGES AND OUTLINE PROGRAMS FOR 2023

The Nigeria Social Action Camp 2022 held in Port Harcourt...
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Jaye Gaskia making his presentations at the Social Action Camp 2022

NO SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL OR POLITICAL MOVEMENT WITHOUT THE SEVEN CHARACTERISTICS OF A MOVEMENT

Nigerian youths must organize and ensure solidarity under strong platforms...
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“Women Liberation is aimed at achieving equality for women in all areas of the society” Rita Kigbara

WOMEN LIBERATION IS AIMED AT ACHIEVING EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE SOCIETY

The Nigeria Social Action Camp presented another opportunity for Rights...
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PLANET GRAB: Converging, Compounded Colonialisms of CONservation, Carbon Markets and Extractivism Source: FERN

PLANET GRAB: CONVERGING, COMPOUNDED COLONIALISMS OF CONSERVATION, CARBON MARKETS AND EXTRACTIVISM

“Paying Africa to allow polluting industries and companies to continue...
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A presentation of Prof Sofiri Peterside at the Nigeria Social Action Camp 2022

RECLAIMING THE CIVIL SPACE FOR TRANSFORMATIVE GOVERNANCE AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN NIGERIA

Introduction True to its national spirit, the Social Action has...
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Barrister Victor Njoku Nweke speaking during the Social Action 2021 annual Camp meeting held in Rivers State

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW IN NIGERIA: THE HUMAN OR THE LAW

“The issue of human rights protection remains the cornerstone for...
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Members from different chapter of CRC Bori zone

NEW LEADERSHIP EMERGES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS COUNCIL, BORI

The Civil Rights Council Bori Chapter recently saw the emergence...
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Ondo Citizens Set Agenda for Engaging NDDC on Accountability and Efficiency in Service Delivery

As part of an ongoing programme to institutionalize probity in...
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Isaac Botti on Participatory Budget System

Needs Assessment for Community Development and Service Delivery

As part of the series of activities to strengthen community...
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Youth Protesting against bad governance Picture Credit- Social Action

JUNE 12 DEMOCRACY DAY: ABUSE OR CELEBRATION OF DEMOCRACY 

Lukas Nwachukwu   June 12 represents Nigeria’s “Democracy Day” -...
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On-Going Constitutional Review; Civil Rights Council Rejects Another Effort in Futility 

On-Going Constitutional Review; Civil Rights Council Rejects Another Effort in...
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CRC Collaborates with NSCDC on the Respect for Human Rights

Civil Rights Council, Port Harcourt, holds a lecture to educate...
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Woman represented at the inauguration of the Rapid Response Reporting Desk for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence by CRC

CRC INAUGURATES A RAPID RESPONSE REPORTING DESK FOR DOMESTIC, SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

The defilement of infants and constant rape and molestation of...
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Social Action led concerned CSO and host communities to make representation at the Public Hearing on the PIB at the Media Centre of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja

PIB: A Call For Adequate Public Participation

Introduced in 2008 at the Federal Government's instance, the Petroleum...
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The Nigeria Pro-Democracy Conference 2020

The State of the Nation 2020 has been a momentous...
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Picture shows CRC members leading a protest to seek a reversal of the government’s policies

FUEL, ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKE: SOCIAL ACTION’s CRC demands a reversal of FG’s decision to increase costs; condemns arrest of protesters

As Nigeria marked its 60th Independence Anniversary on October 1...
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Reviving Popular Action for Democracy and Freedom in Nigeria

In 2019, Social Action and its solidarity partners mobilised civic...
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NIGERIA SOCIAL ACTION CAMP 2019: DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA: Building Popular Power from Below

Every year civil society, community-based groups and concerned stakeholders meet...
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THE CIVIL RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE CITIZENS ACTION FOR JUSTICE

The Civil Rights Council, a Human Rights group of Nigerian...
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Social Action Organises Lecture in Remembrance of Ogoni 9

As part of activities to mark the 23rd anniversary of...
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Social Action Supported Civil Rights Councils Train Nigerian Police On Human Rights

Over the years Nigerian citizens lost confidence in the police...
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Video: Social Action Anti-imperialism Camp, 2018

The theme of this year camp is EMPOWERING ACTIVISTS FOR...
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Recreating the Civil Rights Movement in Nigeria through Popular Education

From October 2–6, 2018, the Nigeria Social Action Camp, an...
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Supporting Citizens Action Through Community Civil Rights Councils

As part of a conscious effort to foster the development...
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Social Action Trains 150 in Social Activism

As part of its Popular Education programme aimed at social...
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Amended 2012 PIB: Opportunities and Limitation for the Environment and Development

First introduced in 2008, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is...
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Social Action’s Citizenship and Leadership Training Camp advocates alternatives to existing political parties

Resource persons and participants at Social Action’s Leadership Training Camp...
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Social Action holds training workshop for para-legal officers.

A two-day training and sensitisation workshop organised by the Social...
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