With the goal of expanding social and financial education for children and youth in Brazil, ChildFund and Aflatoun recently led a national train-the- trainer workshop in Araçuaí, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
Aflatoun, an international organization that partners with ChildFund and similar organizations, seeks to give children a sense of self and a sense of community.
The workshop in Brazil drew more than 40 facilitators from child-centered organizations such as World Vision, SOS Children’s Villages and Plan International. In turn, they will work to replicate the training in their program areas throughout the country.
The Aflatoun program offers children and youth the opportunity of developing entrepreneurial skills from a young age, teaches them how to make a better use of the resources at hand (including natural resources) and strengthens their responsibility toward society.