In this period of social economic development in China, the youth are facing many problems. On the one hand many vocational schools even the universities cannot provide the right content nor the right method to teach them strengthen self-awareness, develop career planning and make the entrepreneurship bases on the requirement of social. On the other hand, under the pressure of the economic environment, young people are often anxious about making choices regarding job opportunities. The complex life situation also let the youth lost in their life, confused about their future. The exam-oriented education leading to the lack of self-awareness which can help the youth to walk out the life difficulties in positive ways.
Aflateen–Youth Social & Financial Education program was launched by Stichting Afatoun International in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Shanghai Better Education Development Centre （Be Better）was one of the first 14 organizations in the world authorized to implement the program.
Aflateen aims to help youth to obtain basic financial knowledge and skills, as well as social skills such as critical thinking and how to become responsible citizens, so that they are inspired and empowered to become a positive agent of change and an economic citizen.
Since 2012, Aflateen China is sponsored by Citi Foundation,GSRD Foundation,Barclays,JP Morgan, Hainan Chengmei Charity Foundation had expanded to Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Guiyang, Guiyang, Chengdu, Suzhou, Xi'an and etc. Had covered 15 cities, 64 schools, trained 394 teachers and benefited beyond 20,000 youth.
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