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 pursuing our vision and mission over the next five years, we aim to increase our influence and intensify support to the network in order to accelerate scale-up of quality programmes for children and young people.


In 1991 Aflatoun started in Mumbai, India, as a project by Jeroo Billimoria, who was doing research at the Tata School of Social Studies. They began working with schools to bring rich and poor children together to learn about each others’ lives.

The Aflatoun team

Dubai Cares




Kahane Foundation

MasterCard Foundation

COMO Foundation

European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank

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.

  • Our Annual Reports

    2019 was an important year for Aflatoun International marking impressive progress towards providing high-quality and inclusive social and financial education for all children and young people—especially the most vulnerable. Highlights from this year include: reaching 10.5 million children worldwide and training 167,090 teachers to deliver our education programmes. With your valued support and continued co-operation we can provide more children and young people with the right tools to create a sustainable and prosperous future.

    To download our 2019 Annual Report, click on the picture or click here.

    Read our previous Annual Reports:
    Annual Report 2018
    Annual Report 2017
    Annual Report 2016
    Annual Report 2015

  • Strategy Document

    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.

    To download and view our strategy documents, click
    here. Our two page summary can be found here.