To mark International Anti-Corruption Day, students from more than 100 schools creatively mapped out their values. The most commonly shared school values were honesty, respect, bravery and creativity. Schools from 61 areas in Lithuania participated in this initiative.
The schools celebrating anti-corruption are members of the Integrity Network of Schools, which now unites one in six (197 in total) educational institutions. This past week, students in these schools chose the values most important to their school and used different colors to create their own value maps. Almost 30 different values and attributes were reflected in these maps, ranging from honesty and tolerance to peace and liberty.
“It is gratifying that this year so many schools from different parts of Lithuania have joined the initiative. Our experience shows that discussions such as these are very important to school communities. I hope that this initiative has inspired not only students but also their school communities to reflect on what values they cherish and uphold within their environment” said Ieva Kimontaitė, TILS representative.
The Integrity Network is an informal initiative that has almost quadrupled in the past four years: 50 schools started the initiative in December 2014, and have since grown to 197 in 2019. The purpose of the network is to help schools share good practice and facilitate honesty and transparency initiatives.
The Integrity Network of Schools is organized and developed by Transparency International Lithuania. This year’s initiatives are financed by the French Institute in Lithuania and the Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals Club. You can find more information about the initiative here (in Lithuanian).
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