Launching the project “Students Acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Integrity Media Center/ October 6, 2017

Le Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption (CERC) is delighted to announce the launch of the SHINE project “Students Acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality”, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) through Integrity Action.

As part of the initiation of the DRC Ministry of Education aimed at educating all school children on the values ​​of democracy and good governance, community life and peace, freedom’s right and obligations and co-management of public and community assets, this Project aims to promote among school children a civic character that will result into positive civic engagement that promotes integrity and good governance.

This project will be implemented in 80 schools across Uvira & Walungu within South Kivu province. In all the selected schools 1200 trained students are expected to become Young Integrity Builders in championing anti-corruption behaviours in their schools and their community as whole.

Le Center de Research on Anti-Corruption, the Ministry of Education Division and the selected partner schools wish to reaffirm their firm commitment to promoting citizenship among young people 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 to participate in concrete citizen projects.

Bringing together young people and, more generally, educational institutions, civil society actors around citizenship projects that can influence local communities behavior is one of the innovations of this Integrity Club project.

Heri Bitamala, Executive Director.