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Aflatoun Child Saving & Financial Education Program

Introduction

Aflatoun child social & financial education programme of YCDA has started since October 2009 in collaboration with Meljol, Mumbai. 

The major thrust of the programme is to create awareness,   develop savings habit, explore creativity among the children and mobilize children to attain school regulars.

‘Aflatoun’ is a fictional character which is depicted to be a fireball that has come from outer space to earth to be with the child and have great fun with them. ‘Aflatoun’ is not attributed any gender both, girls and boys are able to relate ownself to ‘Aflatoun’. Several songs and poems that ‘Aflatoun’ recites with the children help to enthuse the children more easily. This role model serves to inspire the children who then aspire to be like ‘Aflatoun’. They all   wants to be Aflatoun .

 

 

 

Aflatoun Motto : ( “Separate fiction from fact, Explore, Investigate --Think then Act” )

Project at a glance

State Odisha
District Boudh
Block No 3
GP 11
Schools 53
Children Covered 5238
Teachers 103


Target   group
6-14 years school going  Children

Major Objectives:- 
The major objective of the programme is:-

  • To make the children aware of child right, develop a sense of social & financial responsibility
  • To develop saving habit among the children & capacity of children to handle money.
  • To motivate the children to participate in different extra curricular activities  , plan for their own future and take related decision.
  • To make children understand what their needs are and learn to prioritize them.
  • To develop creativity among children & mobilize children to come to school.
  • To induce positive change in attitude & behavior.

Activities

  • Child Right session in school to aware children on child right
  • Life skill session in schools.
  • Organize Sunday class for the children. 
  • Initiate saving among the children & provide them financial education 
  • Regular follow up visit to school /interact with children and teachers.
  • Orientation of teachers on child saving & financial education programme
  • Joint meeting with teachers, parents & children
  • Organize School level camp / Cluster level camp to ensure children participation

Case Study

Small Children, Small Saving Big Contribution

Savings contribute to success in later part of life. This philosophy is hardly understood in the lower social strata as they bank upon too meager income hard for sustenance. The Aflatun programme has introduced the concept in the school and children seem to have been largely benefited out of the endeavor. Prabhati Mallick is a personified example of small saving & its benefits

 

 

In Rushibandha village of Boudh district, Prabhati Mallick, a 10 years student contributed financially to the recovery of her ill brother. Being a member of the poor family she had no idea of micro savings. Most part of the pocket money children gotfrom their parents were spend for unproductive purposes, such as buying Gutkha, bidi etc, which is harmful in nature. With the objective of promoting savings among children YCDA started implementing the Aflatun programme in the year 2009 in the schools. Prabhati actively participated in the programmes & learned the importance of small saving. After few days she could able to save Rs 101/- which came in handy in meeting the medicine cost of the ailing brother. Prabhati with continuous support increased her saving and now she is happy that she could manage to purchase a dress for going to School. Prabhati now is a role model to others in the village & children are learning to save for Future .

 

 

 

 

 

Recent News

Friday, 22 February 2019

A Event on “Why Family Matters:


Why Family Matters” Programme has been organized by YCDA in collaboration with Unicef, Odisha at Hotel Bhamars on 31st January 2019.The objective of the programme was to sensitize to the community stakeholders on why family matters for every child and what are the various options available in the ICPS and JJ system. Around 120 participants from District administration & govt.officials including District sub collector Mr. Bhairab sing Patel, DCPU,CWC,JJB & CCIs and understand the concept that for every child family matters and to prepare them for the sponsorship in family based care.

State Level Consultation on Standards of Care in CCIs:


A State level consultation on standards of care in CCIs was conducted on 29th January 2019 at the Hotel Suryansh . around 65 participants i.e CWCs, DCPUs & CCI personnel have been participated & oriented from Odisha..Mr Harihar Naik ,Mem OSCPCR participated in the programme as a chief guest to prioritize the thoughts of up calling the standards of care in CCIs of Odisha. As technical support the national eminent Ms. Priti Pattkar and Ms. Madhumita Dash Consultant W&CD facilitated the programme.

State Level Workshop on De-institutionalization & Transition:


A State Level Workshop on De-institutionalization & Transition has been organized in collaboration with W&CD and Unicef on 28th January 2019 at Hotel Kalinga Ashok. Around 80 CWC chairpersons & DCPUs staffs has been participated in the programme & got aware on the De-institutionalization and transition. The national eminent Ms. Nina Nayak , former chair person KSCPCR and Ms Anu Garg, Principal secretary W&CD , Dr. Monika Oldedzka Nielsen, Unicef Chief field office & Mr Rajendra Meher, Convenor YCDA-Resource Centre were facilitated the programme.

District Level Launching of Agriculture Production Cluster:


District level Launching of Agriculture Production Cluster Project, of Kantamal, has been organized at, New Collectorate Conference Hall Boudh on 8th Feb.2019 with the Chairmanship of Collector, Boudh.

Health Camps:


25 Health Camps has been organized at Boudh , Sonepur & Balangir in collaboration with Health Department in the month of October-2018 to January-2019 . With the support of L & T Financial services & SEWA Bharat, 6173 beneficiaries from 85 villages received free health check up & medicine services. The objective of the camps is to building awareness and health facilities amongst the poor peoples.

Convergence Meeting with Stakeholders on Migrants issues:


Convergence week meeting was organized at Block Conference Hall, Khariar by YCDA where Block level line department such as Block executive officers, BPM, AAO of agriculture department, PEOs and Sarpanchs participated and migrants issues have been discussed with action plan

Training Programme for Migrant SHG Members:


Training Programme was organized for Migrant SHG members on trade specific i.e Commercial Organic Vegetable Cultivation & Marketing, Commercial Mushroom Cultivation, Country Bird Rearing & Homemade Agarbati Rolling & Marketing for 30 SHG members in each trade in the month of Dec.2018 with the support of NABARD & SBIRSETI, Balangir

Inauguration of Seasonal Hostel:


2 Nos. of Seasonal Hostels was inaugurated on 1st & 2nd December 2018 by YCDA initiative where 68 school going children of migrants households have been enrolled.

Internal Examination for Adult Learners :


Conducted Internal Examination for 19862 numbers of target adult learners through 300 ALP centres and 18,236 learners have qualified in the examination for the fourth batch of ALP.

Teachers Training on CSE:


On 3rd& 4th November, the 2nd Phase Teachers training has been organized. 25 nos. of participants i.e School teachers,CRCCs & Peer Educators from 4 Respective Gram Panchayat of 8 Upper Primary School has been participated in the training programme. The main objective of the training programme was to build capacity of teachers to conduct CSE Classes on chapter 9 to 16.

Class room observations:


In 8 schools, Classroom observation of Mo Katha Mo Kahani was conducted during the month of October & November in 8 schools during the running of Sessions 7 or 8. The Classroom observation was observed by the CRCCs, School Hms & YCDA Staffs. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure quality classes and to support the teachers by giving them feedback to improve skills to conduct CSE classes effectively.

Post KAP of 1st Phase & Pre KAP of 2nd Phase curriculum with School Children:-


In the month of November, the Post KAP of 1st phase & Pre KAP of 2nd Phase has been conducted in 8 piloted schools. The part one of Mo Katha Mo Kahani curriculum has been finished successfully where 854 adolescents pre and post KAP done.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mr. Rajendra Meher (CEO)

Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel- 9437194954/ 7750018377
Email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website : www.ycdaindia.org

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