4 September 2020 – In the framework of the cooperation between Kuwait’s Anti-corruption Authority (Nazaha) and the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a key component of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, Nazaha announced the beginning of the broadcasting of the educational cartoon series “The Zorbs” on Kuwait’s children television on Friday, 4 September 2020.
The Assistant Secretary-General of the Prevention Sector, Ms. Abrar AlHammad stated that “The Zorbs” contains educational stories that represent a set of challenges and questions in a manner that encourages children to adopt certain values and skills to help them face challenges related to rule of law issues. She added that “The Zorbs” were designed by E4J to encourage a fun, innovative and interactive learning experience, while addressing important issues such as justice, respect for the law, cybercrime, human rights, ethics and integrity.
Ms. AlHammad also highlighted the importance for children to learn these skills and values at an early stage to be better prepared to face issues related to the rule of law. This will enable children to become agents of positive change and contribute to building a more sustainable, inclusive, and fair society.
Ms. AlHammad stressed that the promotion of law enforcement, transparency and integrity in society were in line with the vision of the Kuwait Integrity and Anticorruption Strategy 2019-2024: “To build a new Kuwait […] that would embody the principles of transparency, accountability and the rule of law, with all parties striving in unison to eliminate corruption”. It is important to note that the Strategy’s priorities are also in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Mr. Marco Teixeira, the Global Coordinator of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration emphasized the importance of the partnership with Kuwait’s Anti-corruption Authority and that the broadcasting of “The Zorbs” on national television is the beginning of a strong collaboration with Nazaha. He also reiterated that throughout a student’s academic journey, education is critical to promoting the rule of law and building peaceful and just societies for sustainable development.
Through this endeavor, Nazaha is activating the memorandum of understanding signed with the Ministry of Information in the field of education, as well as encouraging cooperation with international initiatives and organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.