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Partner of the Week: ODAER – Peru

Posted in Partner of The Week on April 6, 2021

Organización para el Desarrollo Ambiental y la Educaciòn Regional (ODAER) is a nonprofit organisation operating in Northern Peru, South America. They are dedicated to women and gender equality, community-based education, sustainable and alternative development, and eco-tourism. Their mission is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Our partnership

Aflatoun International started partnering with ODAER in 2009. Since then, they have been implementing our Aflatoun and Aflateen curricula to empower communities with social and financial education that can further solidify their autonomy and sense of community.

Aflatoun curriculum is a component of their project called “Development of Life Skills for Good Living with Community Education”. The educational service model aims to serve children, adolescents, youth and adults in rural areas, excluded from the educational system. The articulating community learning programme uses Aflatoun and Aflateen curricula and their five core elements. This innovative educational proposal has been recognised and valued by the Ministry of Education. ODAER was the first social organisation recognised in Peru to certify community social and financial education.

The project has been tested in seven of the ten provinces of the San Martin Selva Alta Region (San Martin High Selva), Peru. Currently there are four regions interested in the development of the programme, aimed at improving the quality of education. So far 7,000 students have been reached and about 200 teachers and educators trained.

Alternative education for students

ODAER also uses Aflatoun curriculum for a programme called “Social and Financial Education Programme to Improve Learning of students of Alternative Basic Education”. As part of this programme, the Alternative Basic Education (EBA Educación Básica Alternativa) is incorporated into the educational system through two fundamental components. First, student get substantial knowledge on a cognitive level. This means that students acquire skills from Aflatoun’s social and financial education programmes. Secondly, students then learn other innovative (basic education) content, and apply their knowledge in practice.

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