Aflatoun inspires children and youth aged 6–18 years to empower themselves by offering social & financial education in the context of their rights and responsibilities.
Founded in Mumbai, Aflatoun encourages students to save resources to start micro-enterprises as a means to address poverty reduction and encourage community cohesion. They use active, 'learning by doing' methods such as games, activities, songs, workbooks, saving clubs and community initiatives. They note the importance of tailoring their approach for local relevance and also the significance of teacher training.
They have great success stories of entrepreneurial endeavors by children such as a spaghetti selling venture in Argentina, a jewellery making business in Uganda which used recycled materials and a fundraising initiative for typhoon victims in the Philippines.
The Challenge Brief
Aflatoun's global model across 44 countries includes educational tools, strategic objectives and evaluation systems + collaboration with local governments, corporates, banks & educators.