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 275 partners and 35 governments the organisation reaches 8.6 million children and young people each year in more than 100 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-centered 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

  • Edward C. Greene
    Director of Finance and Operations
  • Hassan Mahtat
    Director of National Policies and Strategies
  • James Lawrie
    Director of Research, Innovation and Curriculum
  • Rediet Abiy
    Director of Programmes

    Youth Ready Accelerator Workshop in Guatemala

  • Wendy Nagel
    Director of the Resource Mobilisation and Communications
  • Abi de Wit
    Communications Specialist
  • Anouk Faber
    Project Manager
  • Aukje te Kaat
    Senior Research Manager/Gender Adviser

    Financial Education + Life Skills = Girl Power

  • Chitra Mookerjee
    HR Officer and PA to CEO
  • Christiana Pedroni
    Programme Finance Manager
  • Cristina Peña
    Senior Programme Manager, Americas

    Creating options that will become actions

  • Gabriela Gutierrez
    Research Innovation and Curriculum Officer
  • Itandehui Olivera
    Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
  • Jeroo Billimoria
  • Lucky Lumingkewas
    Programme Manager, Asia

    On our way to national integration in Bangladesh

  • Maxwell Kyei Baffour
    Digital Learning Manager
  • Menno de Vries
    Partner Network and Administration Manager
  • Michelle Tjeenk Willink
    Curriculum Manager
  • Mohamadou Badiaga
    Programme Manager, Francophone Africa
  • Nada Chidiac
    Resource Mobilisation Manager
  • Paul Moclair
    Training Consultant
  • Philomena Darku
    Project Officer, AFLATEEN+ and Social & Financial Education through a gender lens
  • Sarah Ebady
    Curriculum Development Officer
  • Shirin Husseini
    Programme Manager, MENA
  • Tetiana van Waveren
    Programme Manager, Europe and Central Asia
  • Theresa Salzer
    Curriculum Manager
  • Tidjane George
    Programme Manager, Anglophone Africa
  • William Symons
    Finance and Operations Associate


Kahane Foundation

UN Environment


Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations

COMO Foundation



Opportunity International

Opportunity International






Batonga Foundation

Be Better

Be Better

Rabobank Foundation

Girl Effect

Dubai Cares

MasterCard Foundation

MasterCard Foundation supports our Aflateen programme in all its facets

Erasmus +

Erasmus +

Orange Foundation

Orange Foundation has supported components of our Aflateen digital platform

European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank

Plan International

Plan International

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

    2018 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 8.6 million children worldwide and training 122,802 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 2018 Annual Report, click on the picture or click here.

    Read our previous Annual Reports:
    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.