Aflatoun Partners Resilience Challenge
Posted in News on January 21, 2021
Posted in News on January 21, 2021
Awarding the most creative solution in providing social and financial education
About the challenge
2020 was a challenging year for all of us. The novelty of COVID-19 brought many notable strains globally, and further endangered vulnerable children and young people by lessening their access to essential services and hindering their access to education. With many schools moving lessons online, COVID-19 highlighted a lack of access to digital infrastructure and services for children and young people. Due to the pandemic, over 1.6 billion children and young people were affected by school closures. Additionally, children and young people who already lacked access to education before the outbreak of COVID-19 have become even more vulnerable than before.
Despite the strains of this pandemic Aflatoun International and its Global network of partners adapted to the crisis and found creative solutions to ensure that every child and young person keeps receiving high quality social and financial education for their future empowerment. Within the frameworks of the Global Money Week and the Aflatoun Day, which take place in late March this year, we want to invite you to participate in the first Aflatoun Partners Resilience Challenge!
We want to hear success stories from your organisation on how you navigated this crisis. Your stories can inspire the global community of supporters of social and financial education. This is especially relevant, as our children need to be financially resilient because the consequences of this pandemic will be far-reaching. Share. Inspire. Empower!
What is your challenge?
Who you are
What criteria your video story should meet?
How we will select the winners of the Challenge?
Description of the criteria
1. Demonstrate strong alliance building between policymakers and financial regulators to continue the learning process of students (by Aflatoun Programme) (non-formal and formal education)
In your story, you tell us about the initiative, which involved collaboration with policymakers, financial regulators, government institutes and civil society, therefore, enhancing the opportunities for students to acquire SFE despite school closures / effects of the pandemic.
2. Demonstrate outputs in engaging local communities to ensure the learning process and encourage students to apply financial skills (social enterprise, saving habits)
Your initiative involves local communities to increase the learning capacities of students and what led students to start their social entrepreneurship activities (within Aflatoun exercise or without). For example, working with local communities to distribute learning materials, and encouraging them to start a social enterprise helping people in the community, or conduct activity to help people in the community affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
3. Demonstrate active efforts in engaging with youth in launching covid-19 related initiatives (solution)
Your initiative involves the active participation of youth, whether in supporting your activities or in facilitating classes, learning processes.
4. Demonstrate inclusiveness of the initiative (gender-inclusive, marginal groups, reaching out the most vulnerable children and youth)
Your initiative aims to provide SFE to all children and young people including those who belong to marginalised groups and are living in remote areas and all vulnerable. For example, it can be lessons in remote areas, activities for girls, and support of disabled children and youth in providing them quality SFE education during the Covid-19 crisis.