For the past ten years, the National Association of Training Centers for Cooperatives (NATCCO) has been a partner of Aflatoun International. The financial organisation from the Philippines believes that cooperative development is driven by the private sector and people in need creating their own opportunities, to improve their wellbeing. NATCCO coordinates trainings and educational services for cooperatives at the national level. They implement Aflatoun’s programmes, which allow children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to learn about saving, spending, budgeting and investing. It also encourages them to be in charge of their own savings account, as they can save their money with NATCCO’s partner cooperatives.
NATCCO has made great progress in the past decade, implementing Aflatoun’s social and financial education in 903 partner schools. 430,000 children in the Philippines have completed the programme and the average amount saved per child is €6. Many educators have been adequately trained and 6,184 teachers actively delivered Aflatoun’s programme since the start of the partnership.