Child Social and Financial Education Program

Empowering children and youth to become agents of change in their community


Social Financial Life Skills integrated in national curriculum Jordan



Aflatoun International is a global educational organization that develops interactive learning methodologies and life skills and financial education programmes. The programme reaches 4.5 million children and youth every year in over 100 countries. In Lebanon, the leading partner organization is YMCA Lebanon who is reaching out through private schools and non-formal education programmes for Lebanese and Syrian children and youth. However, reaching every child with social financial education is only possible through national integration, such as in Jordan Amman.In 2016 Afllatoun international supported the Ministry of Education with the development of the National Financial Education Curriculum and the training on active learning methods. First teachers and supervisors of grade 7,8 and 11 were trained.In 2016 343.640 children were reached with the Aflatoun materials in 3.387 schools throughout Jordan.



Life Skills and Financial Education 




Globalization has placed new demands on the curricula and nature of learning in modern societies. Learners are expected to be more adaptable and to have skill sets that will enhance their capacities to respond to new and complex situations. Consequently, there appears to be a strong international move towards more skills-based curricula that identify and define essential overarching competencies alongside the more traditional subject-based curriculum content. 
As a result, regional and national governments have begun to integrate social and financial education into their national and regional curricula. 
Aflatoun’s educational material is the most well-researched life skills and financial education programme globally. Research has included six completed or ongoing randomised controlled trials in six different countries, a systematic review and meta- analysis of all financial education for children and young people, a literature review on programmes aimed at economically 
empowering adolescent girls and 60 research projects investigating the outcomes of the ECD, primary school age and teen curriculum (in both formal and non-formal settings). These have shown a positive impact on social, emotional, financial, and entrepreneurial outcomes. A review of all financial education programmes globally found that Aflatoun had three times the behavioral impact than the average. 
10 years since the international launch of the Aflatoun programme, 26 governments have consulted and used the Aflatoun materials for the development of their national life skills and financial curriculum.