Prize Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students in Kragujevac – “YOU CAN BUY A TITLE, BUT YOU CANNOT BUY KNOWLEDGE”

Prize Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students in Kragujevac – “YOU CAN BUY A TITLE, BUT YOU CANNOT BUY KNOWLEDGE”

March 23, 2021

Local Anti-Corruption Forum of the City of Kragujevac, with the support of the City of Kragujevac, the USAID Government Accountability Initiative and Transparency Serbia, is organizing an art and literary competition on corruption and nepotism for primary and high school students in Kragujevac. In the competition, which runs from March 22 to April 10, students will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on these topics and say why corruption and nepotism in education are harmful to society as a whole, why it is important to follow the rules and respect principles of fair play and what is the role of school and education in all of this.

All students who wish to participate in the competition can submit their works in an envelope by mail, to the address: Anti-Corruption Forum of the City of Kragujevac, Trg slobode 3, 34 000 Kragujevac, with the label “For the competition, office 114”, or email: lafkg@kg.org.rs. In addition to the submitted work, it is obligatory to state the name and surname, class and school, address and place of residence, age, telephone no. and email address.

For the first three places in both categories (art and literary work) and in both age groups (primary and secondary schools) valuable prizes are provided. Winners will be announced and awarded on May 6, at the ceremony marking the Day of the City of Kragujevac, providing the epidemiological conditions are favourable.

Local Anti-Corruption Forum (LAF) is an independent body of the City Assembly whose members were elected in an open, public competition in 2019 and whose main competence is to monitor the implementation of the Local Anti-Corruption Plan, adopted by the Kragujevac City Assembly in 2017. In addition to monitoring the implementation of this document, LAF in Kragujevac is engaged in other activities aimed at preventing corruption and raising public awareness of the importance of preventing and combating corruption. By organizing the competition for primary and secondary school students, LAF proves that one of its important goals is engaging with young people as an important group that can bring changes and contribute to raising public awareness of the unacceptability of corruption and zero tolerance for it. USAID Government Accountability Initiative, with Transparency Serbia, provides technical support to LAF in Kragujevac, as well as to independent bodies in other cities and municipalities, to strengthen their work and become a recognizable and important actor in the fight against corruption at the local level.

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