Children International Launches First Aflatoun Child Social & Financial Education Program in the United States

Children International Launches First Aflatoun Child Social & Financial Education Program in the United States

The Aflatoun Program Teaches Children and Youth in Little Rock Skills They Can Use to Overcome Economic Challenges

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During the Aflatoun Training of Trainers, a group practices one of the Aflatoun lessons called “Who am I?” ©2014 Children International

Trainers practice an Aflatoun activity that teaches children about the Aflatoun character and his purpose. ©2014 Children International

Trainers listen and take notes during a training session. ©2014 Children International

From left to right: Gloria Almeyda, Senior Program Coordinator and Aflatoun Master Trainer, Center for Intercultural Education & Development; Susannah Beachboard, Education Programs Coordinator, Children International-University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Natalie Foxworthy, Program Officer for Education and Youth Development, Children International; Paula Rogers, Education and Youth Program Manager, Children International-University of Arkansas at Little Rock. ©2014 Children International

Trainers pose with the Aflatoun character. ©2014 Children International

Students listen as an instructor provides an introduction to Aflatoun. ©2014 Children International

Children International is launching the first Aflatoun Child Social & Financial Education program in the United States. ©2014 Children International

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 8:30am

CAMPAIGN: Social and Financial Literacy

CONTENT: Press Release

Kansas City, MO, January 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  In January, Children International in Little Rock, Arkansas, launched the first Aflatoun Child Social & Financial Education program in the United States. Through financial literacy and awareness, Aflatoun, which has been in existence as a global organization since 2005, equips children and youth with skills they can use to help overcome the economic challenges they have faced growing up.  

The goal of Aflatoun is to socially and economically empower children and youth. The program uses child-friendly activities, educational games, and interactive workshops to teach participants financial and social skills that will aid them for the rest of their lives. Children develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to manage resources. Youth propose and manage their own entrepreneurial activities and micro-enterprise projects. Children and youth are also taught about their rights and responsibilities and are encouraged to make positive changes in their communities.

“Children dream of a better tomorrow, a brighter future,” says Jim Cook, Children International’s president. “Children International has partnered with Aflatoun so that children can grow up with the opportunity to learn the skills they need to make a better future for themselves and realize their dreams.”

Children International hosted an Aflatoun Training of Trainers in Little Rock this past November. The session was attended by representatives from several local and national organizations who plan to implement Aflatoun.  

Children International has been an Aflatoun partner since 2009 and currently implements Aflatoun in 12 countries including the United States. Children International expects 200 children and 25 youth to participate in their Aflatoun program in Little Rock, Arkansas, this inaugural year.

To learn more about Aflatoun, visit Children International’s Aflatoun webpage.


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Christy Howard

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Brittany Gelbach

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