What is the Anti-Corruption Star Award (ACS)?


It is an initiative of Step Up Nigeria designed to reward identified anti-corruption champions from our programme who have taken extra steps to educate, campaign or change behaviours that enable corruption to thrive. These anti-corruption champions are children, teachers, and media practitioners whom we have been trained, sensitised or have taken part in our behavioural change initiative. These awards are aimed at encouraging members of the society who have taken measures or actions to promote anti-corruption values such as integrity as well as challenge some behaviours that allow corruption to thrive or persist.


Objectives

  • To encourage and reward actions taken by anti-corruption champions in our programme who have taken extra measures or actions to promote anti-corruption values such as integrity, transparency and accountability as well as challenge some behaviours that allow corruption to thrive or persist.
  • To inspire other members of the society such as young people and teachers to change negative social and cultural behaviours that allow corruption to persist
  • To motivate society to act against corruption


Award Categories


A. Young Anti-Corruption Stars
Our Young Anti-Corruption Stars are divided into four categories:

  1. Junior Anti-Corruption Star (children aged 6-12) This category is for a student in primary school who has been trained by Step Up Nigeria and acted against corruption in their school, at home or in their community.
  2. Senior Anti-Corruption Star (teenagers/young adults 13-20) This category is for a student in secondary school who has been trained by Step Up Nigeria and acted against corruption in their school, at home or in their community.
  3. Out-of-school Anti-Corruption Star (children aged 6 – 20) This category is for a child who is out of the formal school environment, has been trained by Step Up Nigeria and acted against corruption at home or in their community.
  4. Anti-Corruption Star living with disability (children aged 6 – 20) This category is for a child living with a disability who has participated in Step Up Nigeria’s training and acted against corruption in school, at home or in their community.


B. Teacher Anti-Corruption Star – A teacher anti-corruption star is a teacher who has been trained by Step Up Nigeria, shown commitment to tackle corruption and has taken clear actions to promote &institutionalize the teaching of anti-corruption education in schools.


C. Media Anti-corruption Star – A media anti-corruption star is part of Step Up Nigeria’s recognised group of media anti-corruption champions. He/she is a person who has taken measures to develop or host anti-corruption education programmes for young people free of charge or at a very minimal cost.

D. Special Dedication AwardThis award is given to a school owner who has been trained by Step Up Nigeria, shown commitment to tackle corruption by educating young learners, and has taken clear actions to promote & institutionalize the teaching of anti-corruption education in other schools beyond their own school.

E. Special Recognition AwardThis award is given to a key stakeholder who has used their sphere of influence to advocate for anti-corruption teaching in schools and has shown commitment to tackle corruption by educating young learners. Someone who has taken clear actions to strengthen relationships with other schools and stakeholders and has led to the teaching of anti-corruption education in schools.

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