A year ago, on March 6, 2017, in Rivne, a large anti-corruption program started at the Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities. That day the first meeting with students within the framework of the Students Against Corruption raising awareness campaign was held.
It was an eventful period. During the campaign, the NABU spokespersons and the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine (UNDP) experts visited 21 institutions of higher education in 17 cities and met with more than 3,500 youngsters.
The Project team chose the format of interactive discussion accompanied with information on real corruption schemes, and videos about the Bureaus’ day-to-day life. In addition, the UNDP experts assessed the pace of the anti-corruption reform, explained some peculiarities of the investigation and functioning of newly formed law enforcement agencies.
An important result of those meetings was the genuine interest of students to the topic of combating corruption. The analysis of the feedback forms showed that 60% of students were interested in the process of anti-corruption reform, and 81% of them noted that their awareness about the anti-corruption agencies increased.
The educational campaign goes on, and new cities and young people who are ready to fight corruption are waiting for meeting with NABU.