Who We Are

Sparks Foundation for Grassroots Empowerment (SparksGEM) is a registered non-profit organization with focus on the development of women and youths, and providing sustainable solutions to endemic challenges in Nigeria. At Sparks, we believe in developing people and or giving them access to resources through which they can decide a better future for themselves.


We see a world where people decide their destiny.


To promote women and youths development, and provide sustainable solutions to endemic challenges in Nigerian communities.


Our interventions focus on four (4) broad areas including:

  • Civic Participation
  • Development Programmes
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Community Health
  • Transparency
  • Empathy
  • Passion
  • Dedication
  • Respect

Our interventions target Women,Children, Youths, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Educational and Health Institutions, Traditional, Religious, Community Development Associations as well as Policy Makers at the Local, State and National Level.

Our approach is bottom-up and holistic, focusing on individual behaviour change amongst young people as well as systematic change in policy and practice towards a more supportive environment for youth-led development. We deliver grassroots programmes in some of the most hard to reach and underserved areas. Leveraging the impact of volunteers, we are creating a network of young leaders, supporting them to progress in their careers and be champions of youth-led development. We also support governments and policy makers to engage young people in the decisions that affect them. In addition, we build the capacity of other organizations to work more effectively with and for young people. We also produce research, guidance and generate evidence to share our experience with the global youth sector to ensure we are serving youth in the most coordinated and impactful way possible.).