Celebrations kick off worldwide to mark Aflatoun Day during Global Money Week

On Aflatoun Day (15 March) we celebrate the power of financial education to positively affect the lives of children and young people, enabling them to create a sustainable future. This is marked during Global Money Week, an initiative from Child & Youth Finance International to teach children how to handle money.

It promises to be a beautiful day and perfect opportunity to shine a light on financial education by linking children and young people across the world for a conversation about money. NGO Aflatoun International, who reaches 4.5 million pupils with financial education programmes, does this by organising worldwide Skype Calls between various Aflatoun classes.

From Malaysia to Colombia, from Swasiland to Portugal, pupils will discuss the importance of saving, planning for the future and when they feel rich. Various festivities will take place across the world, to celebrate this day, stimulate each other, but also to raise money for school projects and mini enterprises.

More and more young people have money problems. Thanks to Aflatoun’s financial education, they can learn how to make a plan, how to save, and to look forward to the future. They learn about themselves, their rights and responsibilities, how they need to budget and how to begin a start-up, in shor, they prepare themselves for tomorrow.

All over the world we see children getting into financial difficulties, also in the Netherlands. It is essential they receive high-quality financial education, providing them with the necessary skills to create a sustainable future. On Aflatoun Day, we celebrate the power of this concept, together with our partners in more than 100 countries”, said Aflatoun International CEO, Roeland Monasch.

About Aflatoun International
Aflatoun International is an NGO based in Amsterdam offering social and financial education to children and young people worldwide, empowering them to make a positive change for a sustainable future. Through a strong network of almost 200 partner organisations and 28 governments the organisation reaches 4 million children and young people each year in more than 100 countries. Aflatoun’s social & financial education allows them to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequality, turning dependence into independence.