The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and Vocational Training in Togo invited Aflatoun International to take part in its curriculum development workshop, organized with the support of the World Bank as part of the Education Sectorial Plan 2010-2020.
In 2010, Aflatoun International partner FESEN (Fédération des Syndicats de l’Education Nationale) launched a pilot of the Aflatoun programme in Togo with the support of a local microfinance. The Education Department of the Ministry of Education supported the pilot programme and participated in Aflatoun’s national, regional and international events during which they were continuously informed about the programme and the progress of the pilot in Togo.
Throughout this process, the Ministry of Education showed great interest in the programme as it could potentially support its objective to improve education quality in the country.
With the mediation of FESEN, Aflatoun International was invited by the Ministry of Education to take part in its curriculum development workshop which was organized with the support of the World Bank as part of the Education Sectorial Plan 2010-2020.
The objectives set out were the alignment of Social and Financial Education in the formal primary education system, the decision on host learning areas to practically teach Social and Financial Education and the increase of support for teacher training approaches in line with the new curriculum.
Consequently, Aflatoun International, together with the Education Department of the Ministry of Education and FESEN, trained a pool of trainers that is continuously providing training in the in-service but especially in the pre-service of teacher training institutes.
Since 2014, the country pool of trainers is led by the National Inspector of Education. Today, the teacher training institutes of the country is reaching out to 110 teacher trainers, 1,500 teacher students in the pre-service and 7,637 in the in-service setting. The programme is taught in public schools to 315,207 children of whom 32% are practicing savings.