Step Up Nigeria Projects
Catch Them Young Initiative
The largest Step Up Nigeria project is the Catch Them Young Initiative. This project is focused on using storytelling to educate young Nigerians on the meaning of corruption and its impact on society. We use books to teach children about the real costs of corruption. Our goal is to get as many schools as possible (both public and private schools) to adopt anti-corruption books as a part of their civic education teaching. We will also advocate for anti-corruption education to be included in the curriculum of primary schools.
In 1 year of operations, we trained 1640 students on the dangers of corruption and ways to tackle it using innovative tools. 65 of which are out of school children. Our vision is to see to it that every Nigerian child has access to educative tools on anti-corruption. Our three books currently being rolled out are Emeka’s Money, Halima’s Vote, and Tosin’s Story. See more details about our reach in the infographic below.
Read more about our Catch Them Young Initiative here: Lessons Learned from our Catch Them Young Initiative
Shaping the discourse on corruption and service delivery
Our second Step Up Nigeria project is our work to shape the discourse on corruption issues in Nigeria. We use selected platforms to discuss key governance issues and identify possible solutions to addressing them. We do this mainly through hosting a fortnightly podcast series that is broadcast on iTunes and stitcher, blog articles and social media. You can follow us on twitter.
Citizen’s Watchdog Initiative
Our third Step Up Nigeria project is focused on building social accountability in the following areas:
1. Public Sector Audit Process:
We are working towards producing citizen audit reports, supporting stakeholder engagement to discuss audit report findings and tracking the implementation of the recommendations.
Read the full simplified audit report here: A Citizen’s Guide to the 2016 Audit Report
2. Delivery of public goods and services in selected rural communities in FCT & Nasarawa State.
We are working towards providing a platform for citizens in these communities to discuss with relevant government agencies on service delivery challenges they face in these communities & collectively identify potential solutions)