Aflatoun International is an NGO based in the Netherlands offering social and financial education to children and young people worldwide. Through a strong network of 200 partners and 28 governments the organisation reaches 4 million children and young people each year in more than 100 countries. Aflatoun International creates high-quality curricula, for different age groups, which can be contextualised to local needs or specific circumstances. In addition, teachers are provided with training and they conduct research to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of our programmes.
In 1991 Aflatoun started in Mumbai, India, as a project by Jeroo Billimoria, who was doing research at the Tata School of Social Studies. They began working with schools to bring rich and poor children together to learn about each others’ lives.
Vision: Socially and economically empowered children who act as agents of change in their own lives for a more equitable world.
Mission: Ensure access to quality, inclusive, child-centered Social & Financial Education for all children and young people.
In pursuing our vision and mission over the next five years, they aim to increase our influence and intensify support to the network in order to accelerate scale-up of quality programmes for children and young people.
The world is rapidly changing and becoming more complex. It is more important than ever before that children gain social and financial skills to learn to get along and get ahead in life.
In many countries children and young people do not have the knowledge and skills to actively participate and contribute to their societies, which are often characterised by weak education systems, poor social services and limited employment opportunities. Aflatoun International’s Social and Financial Education allows them to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequality, turning dependence into independence.
Aflatoun International has been very successful providing children and young people with the tools to build a better future. By becoming socially and economically empowered they are inspired to discover their talents and stand up for their rights, enabling them to make a positive change to their lives. With the
support of a strong network of 192 non-governmental organisations and 28 governments, they reach 4.1 million children and young people each year in 116 countries.
They continue to need the input of our partners to shape and tailor our curricula to the specific needs of their regions and hope to see a large stimulus for the innovation and expansion of our programmes. The new strategy presents the framework and priorities for Aflatoun International over the next five years, working towards our vision. In this new strategy, they strive to build on our achievements and create new momentum.