Aflatoun’s curriculum contains both social and financial themes. Children learn about themselves, children’s rights, how to save, basic financial concepts, and enterprise.
The teaching principle used in Aflatoun’s programme is called child-centred learning. Children are given space to express themselves, to act on their own, and to solve practical problems together.
They act in these situations according to the Aflatoun motto ’Explore, Think, Investigate and Act’. Methods of learning include story telling, song, drama and dance, games, savings clubs, financial enterprises and community improvement activities.
The curriculum itself was refined over 17 years of action research in India, followed by 10 pilot projects around the world. It has been adapted to be appropriate for children in different regions and of different ages, and to be taught both in classrooms and out of school. Aflatoun partners have translated the curriculum into over 30 languages and have contextualized it for over 60 countries.
The Formal Primary Curriculum
This is comprised of eight workbooks and is aimed at children from ages six to fourteen. Read More.
The Non-Formal Education
This is a single resource manual for facilitators to use with two general target groups: children in need of special protection and children in non-formal settings. Read More.
A curriculum for older teenagers/young adults is being piloted in 2011 and is designed for educators, facilitators or youth peer-to-peer mentors. Read More.