The Centre for Social Transformation and Human Development (CHDST) was formed in August 2005 with a plan to coordinate its “Protect Our Future: A Peace and Civic Education Programme” and to support programs of social transformation and human development in Nigeria. Protect Our Future project, aims to train next generation become leaders in society, advocating for democratic values and a culture of peace.
"To develop the human capacity for change"
The Centre exists to develop the human capacity for change. In cooperation with like-minded organizations, it seeks to transform situations of conflict by training and engaging youths, teachers, and community leaders on peaceful conflict management, democracy, and good governance, believing that only by creating a culture of peace and democratically-minded individuals can the community fully realize the potential of its physical and human resources for development.
We envision Nigeria as a society of equitable and sustainable development, created by a culture of peace and democracy.