Celebrating the international anti-corruption day

On 8 and 9 December 2018, CERC worked with 35 secondary schools in Uvira to engage students in the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day under the slogan of “United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security”. The objective of the campaign was to raise public awareness about corruption costs in education, bring their attention to the national and local efforts to address corruption and promote Integrity and Good Governance in education. The 2018 campaign has had remarkable success in getting public commitments from national governments to combat corruption, strengthening dialogue between civil society and governments, and raising people’s awareness…

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Student engagement helps to improve the quality and relevance of Congolese youth education.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) education system is plagued by low coverage and poor quality. Some of the challenges that the country faces in the education sector are the corruption, as well as the large numbers of students per class in secondary schools. Moreover, the quality of education is inadequate to better respond to youth education needs. One idea that is gaining ground is  that young students who are seen as direct schools users can contribute to the improvement of educational service delivery and infrastructure within their schools, as they can better monitor its quality and are directly encouraged…

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Helping young people to improve school infrastructures in Uvira

Notre Dame Institute is a reference school in the city of Uvira and receives a sufficient number of students. The school is experiencing a very serious problem related to the lack of classes and the lack of toilets meeting health standards. This school has only eight classrooms for a number of more than 814 students enrolled.What makes that the school organizes two vacations. In 2014 the DRC Social Fund through the World Bank funded project was provided funds for the construction of 6 additional classrooms and 6 toilets which will accommodate the 814 children…

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Improving education facilities for Luberizi schoolchildren

Educational infrastructure in the village of Luberizi do not meet the minimal standards of the Ministry of Education. Many children are forced to study in debilitated classrooms, with inadequate teaching materials and lacking of sanitation facilities. In an attempt to improve the situation, In October 2017, Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption launched the Integrity Club at Institut Luberizi to promote transparency and effectiveness of education service benefiting over 150 school-children. Integrity Clubs are spaces that bring together students engaged in promoting integrity. From 14 years, students met together to share activities and discussions around the concept…

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Improving education quality in South-Kivu

Access to education is a major challenge for children living in South Kivu. Children living in rural areas study in poor conditions. Schools are overcrowded and often lack equipment, water and sanitation facilities, and adequate teaching and learning materials. In October 2017, Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption launched an initiative to improve education in South-Kivu by engaging young people through Integrity Club. CERC established 20 Integrity Clubs in Uvira and trained 300 community monitors on Community Integrity Building to ensure quality education accessible to all children. CERC is an independent organization that works with…

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Helping to improve school infrastructures in South-Kivu

Millions children in Democratic Republic of the Congo schools were being educated in infrastructures that did not meet minimum norms and standards. The Kitundu Institute is struggling to provide adequate educational facilities for children. This means that children living in the district of Kasenga in the city of Uvira do not really have an adequate school. They are forced to study in buildings built in the 90s and lack almost everything: proper toilets, water and adequate teaching materials. This is serious problematic because the quality of school facilities is linked…

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