At the primary level (aimed at 6 to 12-year olds), E4J focuses on promoting and teaching values such as acceptance, fairness, integrity and respect. The educational materials and tools that are being developed will contribute to building resilience among children, and equip them with skills such as conflict resolution, critical thinking, empathy and teamwork. These resources will also contribute to supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Goals 4, 5, 10 and 16.
To support this, UNODC has created The Zorbs, which tells the story of an imaginary planet and its inhabitants who overcome a range of challenges thanks to various core values and skills as promoted under E4J. The series has been designed as a fun yet informative educational tool and will comprise a set of animated videos that covers issues related to justice, cybercrime, human rights, gender and integrity.
The animated series will be complemented by an online interactive Comic Creator that encourages children to build meaningful stories in an engaging and creative way. In addition, E4J will produce a board game and children's books based on The Zorbs and their adventures. The range of learning resources available through E4J will support educators worldwide to teach on issues related to the rule of law and a culture of lawfulness.