“It is not just charity that begins at home, corruption also begins at home. There is a popular saying that if you can’t beat them, join them but I say if you can’t beat them, keep trying”– Blessing Ejindu
“You are not too young to stop corruption, tell your parents that you want to stand for what is right and you can stop corruption”– Naomi Oloyede
11-year old Naomi and 13-year-old Blessing are students of the Battle Axe High School in Abuja. In May, we partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to pilot Education for justice tools in their school. After a series of events including a debate and creative writing competition, we submitted Blessing’s poem and Naomi’s video to the UNODC and both girls were selected to attend the HLPF in Vienna to present their poem and speech.
Blessing and Naomi are now Step Up Young Anti-corruption champions taking daily steps to stop corruption in their schools and community.
We hope more young people will be inspired by these 2 young ladies to take a stand against corruption; and we highly recommend you listen to this episode with your children and share with young people near you!