All children and young people should have an understanding of their rights and responsibilities in order to become active agents for a more equitable world. To ensure that Rights & Equality are at the heart of our programmes, our work is grounded in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. By teaching them about these concepts essential to a fairer world, children and young people take the important step of seeing their peers as equal, no matter their background.
Aflatoun International aims to reach the most vulnerable children and young people around the world. Targeting girls and vulnerable children also contributes to the SDGs, which aim to tackle their persistent exclusion and inequality by empowering them. Specific programmes tailored to vulnerable groups, like extremely poor children, children affected by AIDS, internally displaced children, vulnerable girls and those with disabilities or special needs, are developed and implemented to contribute to our aim of ensuring a more equitable and inclusive quality education.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Aflatoun programmes provide children and young people with the knowledge and skills to improve their lives, with the ultimate aim to break the cycle of poverty, in which many find themselves. Even with very little money or resources they learn how to get along and ahead in life.More