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TIPNG runs civic education teacher workshops

Port Moresby, 5 September 2018 – Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) conducted an information session for teachers at Hagara Primary School in Hanuabada, Port Moresby last week.

The session covered the work of TIPNG and was aimed at introducing the teachers to civic education curriculum materials that TIPNG developed.  The teacher training will be held in September 2018.

TIPNG has developed a school based civic education curriculum aimed at assisting teachers and students to identify the functions and processes of civil society and state institutions , apply skills of active citizenship and interact with state institutions to demand better governance. TIPNG’s  civic education curriculum consist of  teacher resource books, background reading for teachers, student readers, DVDs, an android phone application, posters and teacher trainings. All the materials contain elements and concepts of good governance, accountability, transparency and integrity.

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vic education teacher training workshops have helped teachers to realize the suitability of these materials when used alongside other materials they already have. Through our School Based Civic Education curriculum we want school children to learn their rights and resp

onsibilities as citizens at an early age. We want to contribute to instilling a higher level of integrity in students before they step into the real world,” said TIPNG Executive Director, Ms Arianne Kassman.

TIPNG signed a Memorandum of Understanding  with the National Department of Education (NDoE) signed in 2015 forming a partnership to bring civic education to schools throughout Papua New Guinea.

TIPNG Executive Director Arianne Kassman speaks to teachers of Hagara Primary School during the information session.

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Democracy camp aims to empower young people

Port Moresby, 5 September 2018 – Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) is set to host its 11th Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp from the 13th  – 23rd of September 2018.

Sixty young people from schools, churches and communities nationwide will be attending the camp at Bomana, Port Moresby.

The annual Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp was incepted in 2007. The event takes participants through simulations, presentations and hands-on activities on how to conduct fair elections, draft, debate and pass laws and learn more about the role of the media and other principles of democracy.

TIPNG Youth Integrity Program (YIP) Coordinator Elizabeth Aribi said that it is TIPNG’s goal to raise a generation of well-informed young Papua New Guineans through the Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp.

“The theme for this year’s camp is  ‘I am empowered and ready to take action’. We hope to inform, educate, inspire and empower the young participants to realize their roles and responsibilities in creating a better country,” said Ms Aribi.

TIPNG is grateful for the support from Exxon Mobil PNG Ltd and the US Embassy of Port Moresby. .

The camp is named after the late Michael (Mike) Manning, OBE (1943-2008), a former chairman of TI PNG who was an Anti-Corruption activist and Economist.

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