Toward teaching anti-corruption and integrity in DRC education system.

Towards promoting ethics and integrity in DRC secondary schools, the Anti-Corruption Research Center” CERC” is conducting a three days Training of Trainers (ToT) on Community Integrity Building in 4 batches in Uvira and Luvungi in South-Kivu province. The first batch of ToT was successfully conducted from 18-21 February. Around 35 participants including 14 principals and 21 teachers from 16 secondary schools attended the training. A total of 202 participants will be trained as part of this training.

The training workshop aimed at increasing their knowledge and skills in good governance and anti-corruption issues and increasing their knowledge and skills to conduct training courses on these issues for students, especially Integrity Clubs’ members, from their schools.

CERC is acting through the Integrity Action grant to implement an extra-curricular integrity education program to combat corruption in secondary schools. This 4 years program will help educate young Congolese students about the basic concepts of transparency, gender equality, social inclusion, democratic society, justice, human rights, tolerance, and the social accountability mechanisms.

The Anti-Corruption Research Center”CERC” and the selected partner schools wish to reaffirm their strong commitment to promoting youth citizenship as the foundation of any democratic and sustainable educational policy, enabling young people to become progressively involved in the management of their school space and participate in monitoring development projects and services.