Denmark will support to improve integrity education for Vietnamese youth, the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen said at a signing ceremony on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, which falls on December 9.
The Danish ambassador and Executive Director of Towards Transparency Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien signed an agreement to start a one-year project to enhance the role of youth in fighting corruption and promoting integrity education in Vietnam.
At the signing ceremony. Photo: Embassy of Denmark
With a grant of approximately US$ 100,000 from Denmark, the project will focus on improving teaching materials and teaching methods on integrity education.
“The Embassy of Denmark is happy to cooperate with Towards Transparency to carry out this project. This is part of our long-term commitment to support anti-corruption efforts in Vietnam with both state and non-state organizations,” said H.E. Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen.
Focusing on improving integrity education for youth, the project will support empowering young people who are agents of change, playing an important role in creating and promoting an integrity culture in the country now and in the future, the ambassador stressed.
For her part, Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien further emphasized that the Integrity Training Guide would serve as a practical tool for Vietnamese teachers, graduates from Towards Transparency’s Vietnam Integrity School as well as other interested stakeholders to disseminate integrity and anti-corruption knowledge in their schools and wider community.
Corruption is an increasing concern for Vietnamese citizens, which ranked the 4th biggest concern following poverty reduction, food hygiene and crime/safety according to Towards Transparency’s Vietnam Corruption Barometer 2019.
Building a generation of young leaders with good knowledge, skills and courage to demand greater transparency in the society will be a sustainable approach to mobilize Vietnamese youth’s support and participation in the national fight against corruption.