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JheengutModerator26/10/2020 at 09:19Post count: 18
Greetings to you all!
I fully agree. We need to be positive and bring our contribution in promoting moral conduct so that we stay way from all sorts of miscoduct including corruption while advocating for same to our youth and the community. We need to be able to use all the knowledge and tools at our disposal to fight this evil.BoodhooParticipant26/10/2020 at 10:24Post count: 8
Thank you very much for all your comments and suggestions.
The research study has highlighted the lack of parents’ commitment and support as one of the barriers to youth engagement in the fight against corruption. However, the involvement of the youth can be beneficial as it can contribute to the person’s self-development as well as in nurturing a better society. In this context, the ICAC intends to have more working sessions with parents with a view to secure more commitment. Parents Teachers Associations will also be rope in.
On the other hand, teachers’ empowerment programme on corruption and related issues will be sustained.BoodhooParticipant27/10/2020 at 16:29Post count: 8
We are all keen to see anti-corruption elements in the school curriculum especially at secondary school level. However, we have been made to understand that the curriculum is already overloaded and corruption and related issues will form part of the extra-curricular activities, as it is the case presently. We feel that this won’t do justice to such a serious issue and consequently the relevant authorities need to have wide consultations and come up with ways and means of accommodating the pressing issues through the appropriate methodology.KhodabuxParticipant27/10/2020 at 16:53Post count: 2
If correct action is not taken today to engage our youth in fight against corruption, the whole nation will suffer in future.BoodhooParticipant28/10/2020 at 09:41Post count: 8
You are right. The time for action is now, if we want to create a better society for the future generation. Through their involvement, they can be made part of the solution.BalagheeParticipant28/10/2020 at 21:32Post count: 2
Our youths are today’s future.They have to be empowered with the appropriate knowledge, skills, values to make them caring and contributing citizens of our society. Young people should be taught since their tender age, and this starts from home, about their actions. Being young, they are not biologically ready to be able to distinguish right from wrong. They often take things for granted. Hence, it is the duty of parents,school and the society at large to teach our youth about rigidity of work, belief in their own potential, respect for themselves and others, patience and humility. Young people should further be taught that they should remain true to themselves and to others and this is the only way for them to earn respect throughout.ComorandyParticipant29/10/2020 at 10:29Post count: 2
It is critical for educational institutions to implement Civic and Citizenship education in order to empower our youths in an open and anti-authoritarian learning environment with democratic thinking.Surajbali-BissoonauthParticipant29/10/2020 at 10:38Post count: 2
It is important for our youth to develop anti-corruption behaviour. Would an anti-corruption App that educates our youth about the right “anti-corruption behaviour” and which engages them be a solution?Surajbali-BissoonauthParticipant29/10/2020 at 11:19Post count: 2
Is a copy of the findings available?BoodhooParticipant29/10/2020 at 16:12Post count: 8
The research paper on ‘Barriers to Youth Engagement in the fight Against Corruption’ is available on the SIDS online platform (‘Research paper’ section).BHARATEEParticipant29/10/2020 at 20:40Post count: 2
Youth can be involved in community service activities to raise their awareness about the importance of serving the community with integrity and honesty .This is pivotal in producing future leaders who serve with integrity.BalagheeParticipant29/10/2020 at 20:41Post count: 2
Education plays a pivotal role in increasing awareness about issues that may seem unimportant. Very often our youths are taken to task for not observing rules, not acting properly. Well, it is often noted that our youths have never been told about what constitute a legal or illegal action. Hence, sensitisation and awareness sessions should be held in all schools in Mauritius.BHARATEEParticipant29/10/2020 at 20:50Post count: 2
Youth should be involved in lively and rewarding activities to keep them engaged and better teach them about the importance of integrity and the need to fight against corruption. Community service can be very helpful in teaching them how to reach out and serve the community with integrity.Bardothier-FideleParticipant29/10/2020 at 22:07Post count: 2
Greetings to everyone.
To some extent, it may be difficult for the youth to experience the concept of integrity because of the lack of information on the nature/ consequences/ legal implications of corruption and a lack of opportunity to engage in out-reach community service or activities.
Consequently, the youth may find it hard to act with honesty, but easy to follow and repeat the pattern of corrupted acts carried out by the elderlies.
The essence of honesty and integrity (to combat corruption) is expected to be initially brought from the family core and at a subsequent stage strengthened by institutions like the school. At Primary and Secondary schools, such values can be taken over during the ‘Human Values’ classes or through the Clubs and Activity periods where the actions undertook may help the young citizens to internalise the concepts of anti-corruption/ integrity/ honesty and adequately apply same in their daily actions and life routine.
To combat corruption which is deeply rooted in the people’s mentality and social attitudes, the internalisation of values need to be consolidated in the young generation’s mindset for them to be able to transmit same to the next generation.
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