Empowering Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs with Social and Financial Skills for a Fairer Future.
Aflatoun International offers social and financial education to 5.4 million children and young people worldwide, empowering them to make positive change for a sustainable world. It turns dependence into independence by providing the next generation with the tools to run their own social and financial enterprises, like our very own success story Kojo's Bikes.
Our young entrepreneur decided to turn his life around with one simple idea: renting out his bike and saving the money for his education. Kojo's business has quadrupled since. He now has four bikes and plans on having bike shops all across Africa one day.
There are many Kojo's out there so, in order to equip them all with the 21st-century skills, we create high-quality curricula, for different age groups. These are implemented by local partners and can be contextualised to local needs and specific circumstances, like youth employment, girls' empowerment and peacebuilding.
Our educational material proves to be effective: it is one of the most well-researched life skills and financial education programmes globally and has been increasingly recognised as successful and innovative by The Brookings Institution and Harvard Graduate School of Education alike.