Ugandan School Teachers Use Modern Technology To Protect Funding For Ancient Teaching Tool

Posted on October 5, 2014

If corruption is to be effectively engaged and exposed we will need to depend on citizen involvement to force change.  Here is a great example of grassroots anti-corruption activism.  Amy Fallon reports on the Smartphone App developed by the Action For Transparency Project to help citizens expose corruption.  What I like so much about this story is how educators in Uganda are leveraging a modern technological application to protect their supply of an ancient instructional tool: chalk for the school's chalk boards.  Now you might say that it's only chalk, however without this simple tool, the students cannot learn, cannot take their exams, and will not receive the education which is their fundamental human right.

All corruption matters.  It erodes our public sectors, assaults our liberties, and the threatens the prosperity of our children.  Want to become involved in the fight against corruption?  You can help, even from the comfort of your own home.  Check out Transparency International Canada to learn how.

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