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Aflatoun believes that poverty can be reduced by educating children about money , their rights and social responsibilities. In doing so, they are empowered to become agents of change in their lives. In view of that, Aflatoun teaches children how to save through individual or group savings accounts with local banks and microfinance institutions. At the same time, children set up social and financial enterprises that positively affect their communities. The small profits earned are invested in additional community projects, school outings and school materials.

The Aflatoun curriculum has already empowered over 800,000 children throughout the world. Aflatoun works together with local social, corporate and governmental sectors to ensure that the programme is implemented and supported at a local level. In this way, the Aflatoun message can be effectively passed on to all children, everywhere.

For more information: www.aflatoun.org

Publication date : 9 June 2015