Aflatoun International – Child Social and Financial Education

About Us

Aflatoun International is an NGO based in the Netherlands offering social and financial education to children and young people worldwide. Through a strong network of 345 partners and 38 governments, the organisation reaches 10.5 million children and young people each year in 108 countries. Aflatoun International creates high-quality curricula, for different age groups, which can be contextualised to local needs or specific circumstances. In addition, teachers are provided with training and we conduct research to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of our programmes.




Socially and economically
empowered children and young people who act as agents of change in their own lives for a more equitable world.

Ensure access to quality, inclusive, child-centred social & financial education for all children and young people, especially the most vulnerable.
In 1991 Aflatoun started in Mumbai, India, as a project by Jeroo Billimoria, who was doing research at the Tata School of Social Studies. More


Roeland Monasch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Lama Yazbeck

Deputy CEO

Kirsten Theuns

Director of Programmes

Cristina Peña

Programme Manager, Americas

Rocio Pilar Andia

Regional Coordinator, Americas

Saida Mamadjonova

Programme Manager, Europe & Central Asia

Juliet Giorgadze

Regional Coordinator, Europe & Central Asia

Lucky Lumingkewas

Programme Manager, Asia

Shiv Dewan

Business Development Specialist – Government Engagement Advisor (India)

Ya-Ling Chao

Regional Coordinator, Asia

Mohamadou Badiaga

Programme Manager, Francophone Africa

Waliou Yessoufou

Regional Coordinator, Francophone Africa

Lea Rauh

Network Management and Project Officer, Francophone Africa

Mozna Abumery

Programme Manager, Middle East and North Africa

Nancy Abu Hayyaneh

Regional Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa

Rayana Elgrabli

Intern, Middle East and North Africa

Philomena Darku

Programme Manager, Anglophone Africa

Grace Saba

Regional Coordinator, Anglophone Africa

Tendai Carlton Saunyama

Regional Coordinator, Anglophone Africa

Jack Bbabbi

Interim Programme Manager, Anglophone Africa

Sabrina Zebinger

Programme Communications and Engagement Officer

Iari Vehuliza

Manager – Project Management Unit

Yara Mansour

Project Manager

Marta Orozco

Project Manager

Marina Amoah

Project Manager

Katerina Zejdlova

Project Manager

Mubish Belim

Project Reporting Officer

Sarkis Warzabedian

Director – Finance and Operations

Sinead Grima

HR Officer / Office Manager

Chitra Mokeerje

HR Officer and PA to the CEO

Abdullah Alam

Director, Education and Innovations

Gabriela Gutierrez

Technical Manager – Education Department

Chandni Mehta

Education Specialist

Sarah Ghazal

Education Specialist

Niveen Reza

Education Specialist

Sangina Khudododova

Training Coordinator

Paul Moclair

Training Consultant

Maxwell Kyei Baffour

Digital Learning Manager

Gemma Bosch Martinez

Digital Learning Specialist Consultant

Faith Mbithe Mbatha

Digital Learning Consultant

Kristel Casimiro

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Mariama Mary Fall

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Tomohisa Miyamoto

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Emilio Lopez De Romana

Intern, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL)

Magdalena Gawlak

Communications Manager

Elisabetta Spoldi

Communications Specialist

Isidora Ovalle

Resource Mobilisation Officer

Rutger Schaaf

Project Officer, Aflatoun Nederland

Aaltje Veen

Education Manager, Aflatoun Nederland


Joanne Kellermann

Supervisory Board Member, Chair

Petra Zijp

Supervisory Board Member

Anna Koivuniemi

Supervisory Board Member

Sander Volten

Supervisory Board Member

Herman Hulst

Supervisory Board Member

Olivier van Riet Paap

Supervisory Board Member

Aaron (Alan) Wang

Special Representative for China

Rishad Byramjee

Meljol Special Representative

Ana Yris Guzman

Global Network Board Member, Americas

Hamida Jahamah

Global Network Board Member, Middle East and North Africa

Assane Sankara

Global Network Board Member, Francophone Africa

Mercy Luhanga Mchechu

Global Network Board Member, Anglophone Africa

Sylvia Okinlay Paraguya

Global Network Board Member, Asia

Luan Imeri

Global Network Board Member, Europe and Central Asia


Jeroo Billimoria


Rob Becker

Advisor to the CEO

Supporters & Donors

We are most grateful to the organisations who have most generously provided financial and in-kind support, enabling Aflatoun’s programmes to reach children and young people all over the world.We are most grateful to the a organisations who have most generously provided financial and in-kind support, enabling Aflatoun’s programmes to reach children and young people all over the world. [email protected]


Our Annual Reports

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a challenging, unpredictable year for all of us. At Aflatoun International, we had to innovate, adapt, and find new ways of supporting our partners and delivering social and financial education to children and youth worldwide. We have been inspired by the resilience and creativity of our partner network. Despite the challenges, through its global network of partner organisations, Aflatoun reached 5.6 million children and young people in 2020: 3.1 million through civil society organisations, and 2.5 million through governments.

To download our 2020 Annual Report, click on the picture or click here.

Strategy Document

Aflatoun International Strategy 2016-2020

Based upon an environmental scan and reflections on the lessons learned, including a survey among the network partners, the new strategy for the organisation (2016-2020) has been developed. The coming five years we are committed to work together towards Social & Financial Education being recognised as an integral element of quality education and a key enabler for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Aflatoun International should be recognised as the thought leader on Child Social & Financial Education. An active global network will exchange ideas, experiences and best-practices on important issues like SFE implementation, delivering at scale with equity and quality assurance. The strategy document outlines the key strategic directions for the next five years.