Tashkent, Uzbekistan – 18/12/2023
Renowned anti-corruption author and academic Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey visited two schools in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to engage with Grade 4-6 students and present her empowering children’s books, ‘Gbagba’ and ‘Jaadeh.’ The insightful sessions, which have been delivered in almost 20 countries to date, aim to instil a sense of ethics, integrity, and civic responsibility among children from an early age.
Dr. Pailey, the recipient of the 2018 Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award in the category of Academic Research and Education, brought her expertise to the classroom. The author’s unique approach blends storytelling with critical lessons on transparency, accountability, and the importance of standing up against corruption.
During the visit, organized by The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption center Qatar and the anti-corruption agency in Uzbekistan Dr. Pailey interacted with the students, fostering an engaging dialogue about the impact of corruption on society and the pivotal role children play in building a corruption-free future. The captivating narratives of ‘Gbagba’ and ‘Jaadeh’, with the main characters Sundeymar and Sundeygar, provided a relatable context for the students, making complex issues accessible and inspiring positive change.
Dr. Pailey’s visit was part of her visit to Tashkent to take part in the Integrity Champions Forum, the first meeting of the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award Winners Network. The forum consisted of four panel sessions with 28 previous winners discussing the most pressing issues in the field of anti-corruption. The Award Winners Network brings together all winners of the award from 2016 to the present day, providing them with networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities and fostering closer relationships between award winners.
For further information about Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey and her anti-corruption children’s books, please visit www.robtelneajaipailey.com and for more information on the Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award please visit www.aceaward.com.