Spaces for Change (S4C) began in May 2011 as an online youth movement on Facebook with the objective to provide a coordinated platform for the youth to engage in an informed debate about social and economic policies and programs in Nigeria.
It capitalized on the accessibility of the social media to promote public participation, especially of young people in democratic governance, while reinforcing the philosophy of youth engagement in critical issues bordering on economic governance, environmental justice, security and urban development.
The movement’s increasing membership and its growing popularity as a no-holds-barred platform for robust intellectual engagement and change-driven youth action impelled the decision to transmute into a more structured organization that can take good work to scale. The organization was legally registered as a not-for-profit in March 2012.
S4C has a five-member board of trustees, with a healthy balance in favour of women.