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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, 04 November 2016

Celebration of Dan Utsav

YCDA in collaboration with JITM, Bolangir a premier education institute organized Dan Utsav on 6th October 2016.The prime objective of the programme is to Celebrate success and spread the message of an act of giving & evoking that the happiness not only gives happy to the receivers but it gives much happy to the givers as “The Power of Giving is greater than Joy of Receiving”. With the support of YCDA these children are rehabilitated in the Family based non-institutional forms of child care. The JITM student, staffs and management came forward to join their hand to fulfill the wish of the children living under non institutional care. On this occasion gifts were distributed among 37 children. The Children were spreading happiness through putting happy dots.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics has been accredited program and reached out to the children who never get opportunity to participate in a common platform to show their talents .YCDA has taken this opportunity of organizing this programme. Two days programme i.e 1st & 2nd October ,16 was conducted for the special children where more than 200 children from all three blocks of Boudh District have participated in the different events conducted and get encourage for expressing their potentiality and innovative skills. During the inauguration and validation ceremony the district administrative and the other line department personals including the District Collector Mr. Madhusudan Mishra joined and encouraged to the children.

Tarang- SBCC Training to ASHAs on Routine Immunisation

YCDA in collaboration with NRHM & health department is continuing Tarang-SBCC training programme at YCDA Baunsuni Mahanadi Conference Hall. This time participants are from Boudh & Kantamal block. Major thrust of the programme is to train ASHAs on demand generation of routine immunization & maintain health, hygiene.

Workshop on the Child Rights & Protection

YCDA has been organized a pro-community programmes called G.P. level workshop in 6 GPs of Boudh & Bolangir Districts and sharing the findings among the stakeholders with a view to bringing all of them to a common platform where their awareness level of child rights need to upturned and they would prepare a plan of action, with our support, to sort out many issues like Birth Certificate, Malnutrition, Dropout, unsafe AWC buildings, boundary-less school and roads replete with potholes.

Children Camps

The Children Camps was organised by YCDA in 10 clusters of Boudh & Bolangir districts. The programme was provided significant platform to the children either deprived or who have not got this opportunity to attend and enjoy, through this programme it was showcased the hidden talents and their knowledge of children. Apart from it children could get the opportunity to learn the Child rights & protection systems existed in the community. The programme was a grand success because of the required cooperation from the all the teachers who are voluntarily taken their responsibility of smooth managements. We are thankful to them and for their kind cooperation.

Annual Review cum Planning Workshop

A two days annual cum planning workshop has been organised by YCDA at Gopalpur. All the staffs working in the organisation gathered for two days to reflect their progress and concern. The programme heads of the project present their achievements against milestone fixed and planned for the coming year. The feedbacks from management helped a lot for shaping the future direction of the programme. Existing policies of the organisation has been reviewed & appropriate action taken.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel-06841 228377 / 228455 / 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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