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Anti-Corruption Training ACT Program Launch

The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity AMAN and CHF International West Bank and Gaza are pleased to announce the launch of the ACT program. ACT, the Anti-Corruption Training program is a 12 month transparency and accountability project for Palestinian youth in the West Bank and Gaza partly funded by the US-Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).

The goal of ACT is to provide Palestinian youth with an understanding of corruption and how to combat it through transparency, accountability, and integrity.

The project launch on December 9, 2006 coincided with the United Nation’s Anti-Corruption Day, an international day designated to raise awareness about corruption and its negative social and economic effects. Four showings of an interactive, educational play were held in Al-Kasaba theatre in Ramallah for 600 school children who attended from all over the city. In addition, around 60,000 booklets, leaflets and educational posters were distributed to 62 targeted schools. ACT plans additional activities throughout this and next semester in schools across the West Bank and Gaza.

ACT will also develop a university course on corruption to be piloted in Birzeit University, run specially designed summer camps for children (in the summer of 2007), create a virtual library so that the public can access books, articles and other materials on corruption available on-line, and publish a newsletter to raise awareness on corruption, transparency and accountability.

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