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Social Franchise Model

Posted in Publications on December 7, 2020

Aflatoun International uses a social franchise model to connect and collaborate with organisations and governmental institutions all over the world. Our dynamic, bottom-up network of inter-linked partner organisations is based on reciprocal empowerment. It is a flexible low-cost and high-impact model with strong South-South cooperation.

Our network consists of a broad range of partner organisations varying from local non-profit organisations to international agencies and governments – all sharing the conviction that social and financial education can significantly contribute to creating a world of empowered children.

Why Become Our Partner?

We have an established network of over 345 partners and we create high-quality, contextualised social and financial curricula for different age groups (from 2 to 24+ years old). By joining Aflatoun International, partners benefit from having a direct influence on and connections with global Social and Financial Education activities. The partners get considerable benefits in two main areas: Knowledge & Insights and Networking:

  • Partners benefit from our scale-up strategy as it allows for wider outreach and acceptance of the Aflatoun concept of empowered children and youth and leads the way for national policy change. Aflatoun`s partners become a member of a continuously growing international network as Aflatoun Programmes are increasing their scope and reach across the world, more children and youth are getting access to Social and Financial Education.
  • Partners become the owners of Aflatoun core learning materials on Social and Financial Education and supplementary materials that are developed for each learning material.
  • Partners gain access not only to a global network of like-minded organisations from different sectors but also to Aflatoun’s extensive research reports and case studies.
  • Partners can participate in Aflatoun’s International events and speak on panels. They have access to the full database of Aflatoun network. Besides, Aflatoun promotes the impact and events of its partners through all communication outlets.

More about fees, benefits, and additional services.

How it Works?

Partners are the owners of Aflatoun Programmes in their area of implementation. They are in charge of implementing different programmes; from initial contact with the Aflatoun Secretariat right through to the programme being implemented in schools/non-formal centres and evaluated. Partners pay a yearly license fee based on their income. This fee ensures the sustainability and quality of the network.  Aflatoun’s license fee is based on the annual income of the organisation and is determined by the previous year’s financial report.

As the partners go through the necessary steps towards implementing the Programme, their Partner status changes. The partner organisations get support from Aflatoun secretariat throughout the whole process. The implementation of the programme comprises six major consecutive steps shown below.