News - Aflatoun Day 2015 -Teaching Children About Money

Publication Date:
03/17/2015 07:29:48
Aflatoun Day

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Aflatoun Day (Tuesday, 17 March) is the culmination of Global Money Week which commenced on Monday, 9 – Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Aflatoun is part of Child and Youth Finance International and helps children learn about their rights, save, and start enterprises which can empower them to make a positive change in their lives and communities, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty. The programme works with over 2 million children in over 100 countries and the curriculum has been translated into over 30 languages and contextualized for over 60 countries.

The Banking Association South Africa will be celebrating Aflatoun Day 2015 by conducting the FinLit Spelling Bee at Intakemazolo school in Hammersdale, KZN, including what they term the senior Aflatouns who are in Deputy Principal Hlongonyane’s school, whose clubs have been in existence since 2014. We need to get them spelling right to boost their self-esteem and confidence.

The Aflatoun mascot is a fireball from outer space which inspires children to explore and engage with the world around them by means of activities, stories and games.

AFLATOUN Highlights to date:


  • Reached approximately 2,362,340 children and youth through its Financial Literacy and Training Programmes and targets the age range of 3 to 18
  • Approximately 13889 young people are involved in financial/social enterprise
  • Their methodology includes publicly available educational curriculums, learning materials, teaching training guides, curriculum development tools, activity books, games, online games, online teaching resources and teacher learner facilitation guides.


  • Curriculum on Social and Financial Education for Early Childhood (3-7 years), one of the few comprehensive materials existing for this young age group and involves parents in an intense way which is instrumental for the achievement of the learning outcomes
  • An excellent example of an integrated curriculum incorporating the 3 components of Economic Citizenship Education – Financial Education, Social and Life skills Education and Livelihoods Education
  • Methodology non-formal education and participant-centred learning.


  • Offers a strong model of financial and social education for ages 14-18.
  • Curriculum is using non-formal education methodology which puts the participants in the centre and in control of their learning process. The material is adapted for youth in different regions, translated into over 30 languages, contextualized for over 60 countries
  • Aflateen Digital, an e-learning platform, builds up on young people’s natural interest in digital media and uses the power of playing and sharing to deliver financial and social skills.

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