138 school principals and 278 teachers trained on integrity building and anti-corruption measures in the school system

278 teachers and 138 head teachers from 150 secondary schools in Kinshasa and Bukavu, received intensive training on anti-corruption measures and promoting integrity in the school system.

Organized by the CERC, these pieces of training are part of the “Students Acting for Accountability and Quality of Education” project funded by the Global Partnership for Education and aimed at introducing all school children to the values of integrity and accountability.

At the end of the three-day training, participants demonstrated a broad understanding of the integrity-building approach in schools and the teaching methodology of the integrity education course introduced by CERC in the Congolese education system. In addition, memoranda of understanding were signed between CERC and partner schools, paving the way for creating Integrity Clubs in Kinshasa and Bukavu schools and introducing the Integrity Education course for 2250 students aged 14-19 years in 150 Integrity Clubs.

Project Fact Sheets

The “Students Acting for Accountability and Quality of Education in DRC” project is a 30-month program funded by the Global Partnership for Education and implemented in six municipalities in Kinshasa and six municipalities in South Kivu by CERC.

To ensure that the Democratic Republic of Congo has accountable schools that can provide quality and inclusive education to students, the project plans to ensure that:

  • By the end of 2024, 50 senior education officials, 6 civil society organizations, and 10 parliamentarians are working closely with CERC to incorporate anti-corruption measures and the promotion of accountability in the education sector;
  • By the end of the project, 2250 students (ages 14-19) are engaged and supported to become active agents of positive change by advocating for anti-corruption behavior and the promotion of accountability and to demand that education reforms meet their needs;
  • By the end of the project, 150 secondary schools support the incorporation of integrity clubs to ensure the long-term sustainability of anti-corruption and accountability efforts in the education sector;
  • Advocacy and student-led campaigns create broader support and demand for anti-corruption measures and the promotion of transparency in the education sector.