Aflateen

Aflateen 2018-04-12T12:05:04+00:00

Project Description

What is Aflateen Program?

Overview:

Aflateen programme is designed as a journey for young people to reflect on their lives, learn to explore issues and problems in society, acquire skills that help them become engaged citizens and enact enterprises and projects with other young people from their communities.
Young people have prominent roles in these inspirational stories as well. The Aflateen programme can help young people realize their potential and become agents of change.

Social and financial education is aimed at helping young people think critically and learn about rights and responsibilities, as well as gain financial knowledge and skills that will enable them to make the best use of resources. It also helps them reflect and make sense of the transitions they are going through and how they can best be engaged in the world. Social education teaches them responsible citizenship needing to know about and being involved in social issues that affect them, while financial education teaches the children the important skills of saving, budgeting and engaging in enterprises.

Objectives of Aflateen program:

  • 1.Examine and reflect on their identities, age, gender, nationality, values and beliefs, as well as their relationships with family, friends and communities.

  • 2.Critique and investigate how rights are realized or violated in society.

  • 3.Describe and practice responsible use and accumulation of financial, natural and other kinds of resources (people, planet and profit).

  • 4.Demonstrate the ability to conduct planning and budgeting activities towards realizing a desired goal.

  • 5.Learn to plan and start micro-enterprises and community projects that have a positive effect in their communities.

  • 6.Develop socially responsible and economically empowered youth to be agents of change

  • 7.To understand money and market, which affect youth more as they become consumers, workers, and producers.

Process of Implementation:

  • 1.MelJol identifies partner in the state that the funding partner would like to implement the program

  • 2.Due diligence process is completed by MelJol before selecting a partner organization.

  • 3.After completing the due diligence process, partner organization will seek permissions from the Education department for running the Aflateen programme in the selected schools.

  • 4.MelJol shares books and other related material with the partner once the MOU is signed between MelJol and the partner

  • 5.MelJol and the partner organization signs contract for one year to implement the program

  • 6.MelJol develops a pool of Master Trainer

  • 7.Partner organization will conduct the Pre and Post test with the children

  • 8.The project cycle will be completed with the help of partner organization and children.

  • 9.MelJol will regularly conducts the monitoring visits in the project areas

  • 10.MelJol with the help of partner organization will do the evaluation of the program at the end of year

  •  to train teachers on the concept, curriculum and the methodologies used in Aflateen Social and financial education program

  • based on the MelJol Aflateen series curriculum which includes songs, fun games, activities etc.

  • to provide the children a platform to express their feelings, discuss the issues they face, learn from peers. Children also elect their representatives (Leaders such as President, Secretary, Treasurer) democratically to carry out the day to day work of the club.

  • to inculcate the habit of saving, Children are encouraged to save money in the Aflateen bank while the transaction is maintained in their individual passbook and school ledger. The teacher is the custodian of the money saved and if the saved amount exceeds a predefined amount then a formal bank account or an postal account is open in the name of the school.

  • are done to reinforce the learning and sharing of ideas at school level. Children get exposure as this program is of the children, organized by children, for the children. Teachers help them when required. The group work is expected to be held in the school camps.

  • are done to provide children with the opportunity to share their learning with their counterparts in other schools. Generally it is done at cluster level, by brining 4-5 children from 6 schools in a particular block or taluka.

  •  to gain the understanding of a financial institution set up and its functions. Also gives the exposure and demonstration to the children to explore more to set up the enterprise.

  • Once the Aflatoun clubs are formed, the children conduct regular meetings of clubs and discuss many topics that matter them. Some time children feel to address any of the issues at larger level. They discuss the issue in group, decides the strategies to address it, take help of teachers and organize any activity for awareness generation. It is not expected that the children will resolve the issue, but the efforts towards resolving issue enhance their ability to think critically and explore alternative for the same in group.

  •  The children in Aflatoun club discuss things in groups and plan to organize any entrepreneurship activities. It gives firsthand experience to the children to think critically, experiment planning and budgeting aspects and learn things on their own. Money earned in the enterprise activity is not important rather than the learning of how to start a business and the prerequisite of it. This exercise develops ambitions of children of becoming an entrepreneur.

  • Entrepreneurship Lab is conceived to be a place where the young child feels at home to gain knowledge, also garner and practice some of the skills to nurture the entrepreneurial streak that child must have found while participating in the Aflateen Program. The concept behind the Entrepreneurship Lab is to provide opportunities for these young learners thinking critically and acting in an enterprising ways. It also has a clear focus on core and soft skills, and the ability to transfer them to different contexts in the different work surrounding.

  •  Aflateen vocational preparedness programme provides the opportunity to think and deal with the skill of recognizing and overcoming the challenges in order to prepare for the type of work they would like to do. It suggests the areas where the children can process on their own to build and develop strengths and minimize the weaknesses. It will explain the children about the values of different occupations and the enterprises.

  •  to Disseminate to the local education authorities, local media etc. The children come together to celebrate International Aflatoun Day which has been their inspiration for Social and Financial Education. Children with the help of teachers organize various activities to share things they have learnt in this programme. The interstate or international talks can also be organized to interact with children from other communities, countries.