Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specialising in anti-corruption and service delivery. Onyinye recognised that... more
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Tosin is a young journalist, determined to write about issues that affect the poor. When a nearby building collapses, killing many local residents, Tosin is determined to uncover the truth. Can she expose the corruption and cover-up before more buildings collapse? Written by Onyinye Ough, author of ‘Emeka’s Money’ and ‘Halima’s Vote’, this book is a modern parable about the impact of corruption in journalism. It teaches children aged 9 to 14 how corruption undermines the coverage of important issues. It also shows how investigative journalists with integrity and courage can make a difference. It aims to encourage young people to turn away from a culture of ‘brown envelopes’, and be willing to speak out to make a difference.
Halima’s village was forgotten by government, with no schools, clinics or clean water. At election time, politicians would come with small gifts of cash or bags of rice in order to win the votes of the villagers. Halima was a hardworking woman but also very timid. Until one day something bad happened to her village that made Halima determined to stand-up for the rights of her people. ‘Halima’s vote’ is a modern parable about the impact of vote buying in Nigeria. Written by Onyinye Ough, author of ‘Emeka’s Money’, this book aims to teach children aged 6 to 12 about the power of voting and the damage caused by corruption in elections. The book aims to encourage a new generation of leaders to change how things are done on the continent. It also shows the vital role that women can play in the fight against corruption across Africa.
Ansa is a respectful and intelligent girl. When her school is about to celebrate an important anniversary, Ansa is chosen to give a big speech to the entire school. But the day before, things start to go wrong. Ansa’s day is thrown off-track by bribery and corruption. Ansa realises her speech is an opportunity to show leadership and stand-up for what is right. Bold and empowering, Ansa’s Speech is an anti-corruption book for children. It shows how families in Nigeria face bribery and corruption as a frustrating part of their everyday lives. Importantly, it sends a message that anyone can show leadership in the fight against corruption, including young people.
Emeka was a good man, and tried to do good things for the people he liked. Emeka worked for a State Governor in Nigeria. Although he had good intentions of using his power to help his friends and family, he learns that using public office and funds to make those close to him happy can actually harm the people in his State. Emeka’s Money is a modern parable designed for children aged six to ten years old to help them understand the impact that corruption has within Nigerian society. Written by anti-corruption and service delivery expert Onyinye Ough and illustrated by Adeniyi Odeleye, this is the perfect book for African parents to teach their children about the impact of corruption. The book aims to encourage a new generation of leaders to change how things are done on the continent.