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Nationale Postcode Loterij awards Aflatoun International with an extra grant

Posted in News on March 29, 2021

De Nationale Postcode Loterij has awarded Aflatoun International with an extra grant of 1,950.000 euro in 2021. The grant is for three years and will allow Aflatoun to rollout the Aflateen+ adolescent economic empowerment programme in three countries in West Africa: Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Senegal.

Together with existing Aflatoun Network Partners, we will be able to reach 28,000 adolescent girls and boys. In parallel, Aflatoun will work with the national authorities to integrate life Skills & Financial Education into their national curricula.

This grant is not only very important because it will enable us to reach vulnerable adolescents in these three countries, but it is also an important signal among international development actors that one of the biggest donors in the world is willing to commit a significant amount towards Social and Financial Education. We are very thankful to the Nationale Postcode Loterij and the participants of the lottery!

About Aflateen+ programme

Globally, 600 million adolescent girls in developing countries experience challenges in accessing education services. All too often, these girls are also victims of discrimination and violence. Compared to boys, they often have limited access to education, knowledge, resources and skills leading to economic empowerment and advancement.
For this reason, Aflatoun’s gender-inclusive materials (Aflateen+) were designed to meet the evolving needs of adolescents in diverse contexts and can be adapted to relevant local situations.

It is important to note that the Aflateen+ content is designed to be used with boys and girls together, but can be used with girls only if safe spaces for girls are preferred for both formal and non-formal education settings. In addition to our social (life skills) and financial education, it has entrepreneurship and employability components with a gender lens, delivered through participant-centred learning methods.