Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The ideological basis for the Aflatoun Programme is founded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Aflatoun Programme ties into the UN CRC in the following ways:

Participation: Articles 12, 13, 14, 15
Aflatoun is a concept by children, for children; equal rights for boys and girls are embedded in the class material and programme design.

Protection: Articles 2, 19, 34, 36
The Aflatoun programme explains to children their rights to protection from discrimination, sexual abuse and exploitation.

Development: Articles 28, 29
Aflatoun emphasizes the importance of education by using formal and non-formal education systems to disseminate Child Social and Financial Education concepts.

General: Articles 1, 4, 31, 42
Aflatoun is built around social and economic rights; it advocates and explains the importance of the UN CRC to children, parents, teachers and community members.