In response to the weakness of culture of accountability and corruption issues in education sector, in December 2017, CERC kicked off its first Integrity Clubs. In attendance were motivated young leaders from all disciplines and with varying ambitions – but each with the potential to work together for a better governance in the DRC.
Integrity builders selected were 360 including motivated 20 principals, 40 teachers and 300 students in 20 secondary schools in Uvira (158 girls and 142 boys). After 4 intensive days of training for principals & teachers and 3 intensive days of training for students, including lessons that are a mixture of interactive lectures and open-ended, also with continual skill-building activities.
As result of this investment in youth, trained integrity builders continue to transform their talent into integrity leadership with monthly sessions with young people in schools and in community and bring others people into the fold.
CERC’s integrity builders already make a difference in Democratic Republic of the Congo by mentoring youth in other schools, and engaging in community action projects. Thanks to the success of the Integrity Club, CERC is expanding its impact as efficiently as possible by piloting shorter workshops for even more young integrity builders in Uvira.. We are excited to make an even bigger impact through the Congo’s youth!