Integrity Club Facilitators Workshop – Promoting and Sustaining a culture of integrity in secondary schools

Educators from secondary schools acting as Integrity Club facilitators

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) organized a workshop for Integrity Club Facilitators (ICFs) on Wednesday 10 May at Sir Abdool Raman Osman State College, Phoenix. The theme of the workshop was ‘Promoting and Sustaining a culture of integrity in secondary schools’.

The project for the setting up of integrity clubs (ICs) in secondary schools dates back to 2007. The main aim of the integrity clubs is to organize value-based activities at school level, promote ethical behavior, develop resistance to corrupt practices and encourage anti-corruption initiatives. As at date, some 100 public and private secondary schools have already set up their integrity clubs in Mauritius.

As such, the objective of the workshop was to enhance knowledge of ICFs so as to boost the involvement and engagement of students, disseminate important information to ICFs on the functioning of the clubs and the importance of ICs in fostering an integrity-based culture, motivate schools to come up with integrity related activities, and finally to empower ICFs to advocate for integrity as means to combat corruption.

In a nutshell, the workshop provided a platform to share and discuss about the importance of anti-corruption values that needs to be inculcated to secondary school students with the collaboration of ICFs.