MORE than 100 young people marched against corruption in South-Kivu

Uvira, 9 December 2019 MORE than a 100 young people on Monday marched to the Uvira Town Hall headquarters to hand over a memorandum of demands to the Mayor Kiza Muhato and transmit several copies to Provinvial and Central Government. The protest was organised by Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption in collaboration with Cercle des Jeunes dans la Region des Grands-Lacs (CEDEJ) in response to high-level corruption in education and key social sectors, and to mark International Anti-corruption Day. The protestors led by both organisation handed over the memorandum of demands, which included a demand for government intervention…

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2018 Annual Report Release

We released a 2018 Annual Report with informative achievements. We hope that you find it useful and share it with others. We are very happy with how the year is ending and thank you for all your support this year. However, time has not run out to make a gift to CERC. Visit Our Donation Page now to make a Donation to schools and communities who need your help today.

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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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