Raising the Next Generation of Anti-Corruption Advocates (Daily Observer)

Since the founding of Liberia, corruption has been the order of the day. From one generation to another, the situation has become worse and as the national population continues to increase with high levels of unemployment, the stability of the country is at stake due to persistent corruption.

Nevertheless, such a situation might be circumvented by looking at the success story of renowned academic and activist Robtel Neajai Pailey’s anti-corruption crusade which focuses on children between the ages of 8 and 10 years.

She said: “My generation doesn’t value honesty, integrity, accountability.  So we need to groom a new generation of young people who will be anti-corruption crusaders.  From my interactions with adolescents and young adults in Liberia in particular, I discovered they are already schooled in the ways of corruption. They know how to find their way out of a situation through dubious means and get what they want.”

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