The program was aimed at educating children and youngsters on social and financial enterprise using the non-formal education model (Aflatoun concept). The program was piloted in five schools in three counties, Homabay, Kiambu and Kajiado. At the end of the pilot phase in April 2016, the project evaluation report marked it a success with remarkable shift of mind sets amongst the Aflatoun club members. The children were able to start income generating projects from their own savings, Pupils of Kuja special school for the deaf (Homabay county) were able to start a food kiosk from their savings, which as at now stands at a capital of Kshs 30,000, where us pupils of Kiriko special school for the mentally challenged scanned the environment and so need for a tree nursery which with the help of the teaching staff they started and raked in a net income of Kshs 10,000.

Other than the financial enterprises the Afaltoun club members were able to cover a wide range of learning topics through the non-formal education manual, the topics include Child personal exploration, Rights and responsibilities, Saving and spending, Planning and Budget, social and financial enterprise.

 

PHOTO: Kiriko Special School Tree Nursary