In many countries children and young people do not have the knowledge and skills to actively participate and contribute to their societies, often characterised by weak education systems, poor social services and limited employment opportunities. Their parents likely have never been empowered to provide the support they urgently need. Aflatoun International provides children and young people with the tools for a more sustainable future, ensuring the next generation gets along and ahead in life.

Sustainable development is a central theme in all Aflatoun International programmes. If we are to create a truly sustainable world economy, we have to take into account the value of non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels, water and clean air. Our programmes teach children and young people about the importance of these global issues as they also learn about recycling and how waste can be re-used to create new materials and products. As a result, many of the projects that children and young people start focus on finding ways to diminish energy use, create energy in sustainable ways, recycling, using waste materials and improving the environment around them.

Agribusiness: Youth Economic Empowerment

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts


Rights and Equality

RIGHTS AND EQUALITY All children and young people should have an understanding of their rights and responsibilities in order to become active agents for a more equitable world. To ensure that Rights & Equality are at the heart of our programmes,

Poverty Reduction

POVERY REDUCTION When children from families that have never used a bank account understand saving, they can plan ahead. When young people really understand their society, they can transform communities. Through our programmes children and young peop

Youth Employability

YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY Over 40% of the world’s young people are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty. The quality and relevance of education is at the heart of youth employability. Very often education is not adequately tailored to the