Partner of the Week: Children International Philippines

Children International in Manila, Philippines has been working in partnership with Aflatoun International for nine years. In 2010, it was launched as an after school programme for 40 high school students using the Aflateen curriculum. Now, the programme has empowered more than 4,000 youth in the area.

During this partnership, Children International Philippines and Aflatoun have targeted out-of-school youth in both urban and rural communities. They have helped youth become regular savers by opening bank accounts and also through the traditional system locally termed as “alkansya” which is the Philippine version of a piggy-bank using a dried coconut shell or bamboo tube.

The organisation, through the Aflateen curriculum, has also encouraged and advocated financial literacy allowing students to become young entrepreneurs and establish small-scale businesses in their communities.