Financial Education for Adolescents

Partner: Shanghai Better Education Development Center
Country: China
Start date: 01/01/2013
Project type: Education
Project reach: 8,400 direct beneficiaries

The Aflateen program is designed as a journey for young people to reflect on their lives, learn to explore issues and problems in society, and acquire life skills that help them become engaged citizens. They are empowered to enact enterprises and projects with other young people that make a positive change in their communities.

In 2012 the Shanghai Better Education Development Center (Be Better) started implementing the Aflateen program in China. With support from the GSRD Foundation, Be Better is implementing and expanding the program in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guiyang, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Suzhou, covering a total of 6,000 youth aged 16 to 22, mostly from low-income or migrant families. The program is facilitated in high schools, vocational schools, colleges and universities.

Through participation in the program, students will be able to obtain and demonstrate new financial knowledge, and increase their personal savings, as well as social skills, career planning and entrepreneurship.

Shanghai Better Education Development Center (Be Better) is a pioneering organization in China focused on financial education for children and youth. It is an educational service provider to schools, universities, and district education bureaus, and provides educational consulting on teacher training, school management, student performance and curriculum development. Read more about Be Better.