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Partnership: Aflatoun International & Credit Suisse

Posted in Donors on November 4, 2020

Our Partnership

Since 2013, Aflatoun International and Credit Suisse have been collaborating towards making a significant impact on the quality of education for disadvantaged and vulnerable children across the world. Thanks to this partnership, we have reached 125, 900 girls and supported 3,758 teachers so far.  

Projects/ Financial Education for Girls 

Credit Suisse’s Global Education Initiative started in 2008 aiming to increase girls’ financial capability and awareness of their social and economic rights, and help girls build a better future for themselves. The programme targets school-aged children in low-income countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. The Initiative reached 100,000 students in 38 countries over the first five years. More than 15,000 teachers in over 400 schools were trained in subjects ranging from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and IT to child-friendly teaching methods. 

The project influences my life and helps me to be who I am. I want to be a cook and a pastry chef. I’d like to have a restaurant or a bakery. — Mariana, Brazil

In 2014 Credit Suisse launched their Financial Education for Girls Programme, enlisting Aflatoun International as a development partner. By increasing girls’ financial capability and awareness of their social and economic rights, the programme aims to help girls in low-income countries build better futures for themselves. Since the initial launch, Aflatoun and Credit Suisse have built a strong working partnership that has seen our collaboration continue year on year.

Between 2014-2017, this programme was delivered by our partners, Plan International and Aflatoun International. Nearly 100,000 girls received financial education and life skills education in selected regions of Brazil, China, India and Rwanda.  In 2018, our long-standing partner Room to Read joined the Signature Programme to support girls in Tanzania and Sri Lanka. 

After joining this club, I learned how to seek out and acquire new spaces in markets, develop new business ideas and get new customers. All of these has lifted my spirits and showed me the untapped potential in running a business. — Fatma, Tanzania

Countries of Collaboration: China, Brazil, Rwanda, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania

Partnering organisations: Plan International, Room to Read, Teach for All  

Children Reached: 125.900 girls

Teachers Taught: 3758 teachers

Meet some of the girls taking part in the programme