The Aflatoun Program encourages children to view themselves as active participants in their community. There is an emphasis on teamwork. Children are encouraged to organize simple enterprise that can develop their entrepreneurial skills and add to their savings.
The pupils in Looc Central School in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, organized a simple financial enterprise of selling local delicacies in school. The cooking skills they have learned in their home economic class were put to use as they cook local delicacies like rice cake and sell them to their school mates. They have sought the help of their parents in cooking these delicacies at home. Excitement filled the hearts of these pupils when they generated a little income out of the enterprise. The income earned is secondary. What matters are the skills developed like planning and budgeting that the children learn while doing the experience. The small income they earned were added to their savings account.
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Youth Program Officer