Presentation on theme: "Aflatoun Background Vision: The reduction of poverty through the development of socially and financially empowered children and youth. Mission: To inspire."— Presentation transcript:
0 Aflatoun, Child Social and Financial Education Dr. Tahira K. Hira, professor & Senior Policy Advisor to the PresidentOn Behalf of Child & Youth Finance InternationalFinancial Literacy Leadership Conference, Washingtom D.C, USA
1 Aflatoun BackgroundVision: The reduction of poverty through the development of socially and financially empowered children and youth.Mission: To inspire children and youth to socially and economically empower themselves to be agents of change in their own lives and for a more equitable world.Concept: The lack of basic knowledge about rights, responsibilities and finance is at the root of economic and social inequity.
2 What makes the Aflatoun Program Different? The balance of social and financial education is what makes the Aflatoun concept so unique. Aflatoun believes that a combination on economic empowerment and social education achieves holistic and sustainable empowerment. The Program targets children aged 6-14 (an age range that has not received much focus) in schools, alternative education and non-formal settings. Its methodology is engaging and child friendly, and puts children at the Centre of the learning process through songs, stories, games and worksheets.
3 Aflatoun’s Theory of Change The theory of change explains how the core curriculum elements are expected to develop certain competency outcomes which results in specific behavioral change.The behavioral change is expected to produce impact in the medium to long term.
4 Personal Understanding and Exploration: Child-centred activity lessons Core ElementsPersonal Understanding and Exploration: Child-centred activity lessonsRights and Responsibilities: Self-organized children clubs to exercise participationSaving and Spending: Savings activities, both monetary and non-monetaryPlanning and Budgeting: Economic socialization through savings books, ledgers and bank accountsSocial and Financial Enterprise: Social, community focused and income-generating entrepreneurial activitiesWanted to share with you a couple of books that would be the version for the US to adapt. These books are a new set done for European countries but aimed also for English speaking partners in the Americas, of course they would need some adaptations but I thought maybe you wanted to take a look at them as they are new and off the press.Book 1Book 2Book 3Book 4Book 5Book 6Book 7Book 8Teacher’s Guide
5 Partnership ModelWork through organizations (INGOs, NGOs, Government, Microfinance and Savings Institutions, Teacher training institutes) to deliver programmesProvide curriculum, technical support, capacity building opportunities, coordination events and shared services to partners of the networkFacilitate multi-stakeholder delivery approaches and regional/global advocacy and fundraising
6 Programme Delivery: Network Partners Like-minded organizations that come together around our concept with a sense of shared mission and purposeLocal ownership and curriculum contextualization helps filling gaps or compliments existing programming activitiesBalance of centralized quality assurance with partners, board and taskforces input
7 Programme Delivery: Teacher Training Colleges (Afla Academy) Two-week pre-service training to familiarize student teachers with Aflatoun materials and explore appropriate, child-centred use.A focus on active-learning methods that is transferable beyond Aflatoun and across national curriculum.Agreement that graduating teachers are permitted to pilot program in schools
8 OutreachPartners in over 100 countries – 83 countries deliver Aflatoun, over 20 countries are preparing to pilotReaching a total of 1,300,000 children – 1,000,000 of which in Aflatoun in 2010Implemented in schools and non-formal education centers around the worldTeaching material in 60 different contextualized editions and 30 languagesAdded one more since we sent you the proposal
9 Aflatoun Around the World MENA & FR Africa (19)JordanEgyptSudanPalestineMoroccoLebanonYemenGuinea ConakryGuinea BissauMauritiusChadNigerTogoCôte D’IvoireMaliBurkina FasoRwandaCameroonDR CongoEurope (12)SerbiaUnited KingdomMoldovaThe NetherlandsKosovoAlbaniaLithuaniaGeorgiaKazakhstanBelarusPortugalMacedoniaAsia (18)IndiaBangladeshNepalPakistanPhilippinesThailandChinaIndonesiaCambodiaMongoliaAfghanistanKyrgyzstanSri LankaLaosAzerbaijanTajikistanMalaysiaVietnamAfrica (17)GhanaKenyaMozambiqueNamibiaNigeriaTanzaniaUgandaZimbabweSenegalGambiaLesothoEthiopiaMadagascarZambiaSierra LeoneBotswanaSwazilandAmericas (17)ArgentinaEcuadorParaguayPeruCosta RicaNicaraguaEl SalvadorBrazilChileHondurasPanamaGuatemalaMexicoColombiaBoliviaSurinamePuerto Rico
10 Achievements49% of Aflatoun children are actively saving, that equates to 276,849 childrenThe average amount saved per month is 0.55 Euro cents per month (USD 2,750,000 / EUR 2,162,028)Children run 976 social enterprises and 4,054 micro enterprises
11 Why? Child and Youth Finance Education Certified Savings AccountsCertified Savings AccountsChild and Youth Finance EducationCertified Savings AccountsHaveAvoidStay in school longerGreater self-confidenceDoes not fear formal financial institutionsMake choicesStart an enterprisePlan for futureCan spot high interest Avoid Money Lenders in CrisisGet loans from financial institutionsThink twice going into debtImprove financial capability, Break the cycle of poverty!Make changes for themselves and communitiesDocumentation of the impact to generate a solid body of evidence that demonstrates a positive relationship between aflatoun’s approaches and improved educational outcomes
12 Step by step guidelines available for the pilot phase Initial preparationPlanningMaterial developmentTrainingGoing live with programReview and Reflections
13 Aflateen (Youth Program) Target audience for youth aged 15 and above.Learning themes are developed towards the lifestyle of a teenager, reflecting its complexity compared to that of a child.Non-formal peer-to-peer learning will be encouraged where youth can take on a facilitative role in the learning experience.E learning modules in development to reach youth across the globe.Program pilot started in 2011.
14 The role of the secretariat Program set up relatedSharing all educational materialsProviding orientation and trainingProviding the Aflakit – partner manual, training manual, evaluation manual, governance manual and resource mobilization manualFacilitating a visit to the programConcept impact relatedOverseeing quality assurance and impact system, analyzing and publishing data collectedContinuing improving the concept
16 Valerie Meza, Americas Program Manager videos for more information:Aflatoun in short:6 steps of implementation:Valerie Meza, Americas Program ManagerAflatoun, Child Social & Financial EducationNieuwezijds Voorburgwal 120 – 126 | PO Box 159911012 NL Amsterdam | The Netherlandsph: