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Where we work in Latin America


Programme: Zippy's Friends

  • 2010 - 2022
  • Total children since launch - 5,644

Los Amigos de Zippy began in Argentina in 2010, as part of a wider expansion of the programme in Latin America sponsored by HSBC. It was initially managed by Asociación Civil Lekotek, an agency which specialised in providing play facilities in schools and communities as well as helping children with special needs. As the programme grew, a new agency was set up to take over its coordination. Asociacion Ser+ was founded in late 2012, with a mission to develop prevention and health programmes aimed at children, families and the community and ran the programme until 2022.

Organisations or schools in Argentina who are interested in the Skills for Life programmes should contact


Programmes: Zippy's Friends, Apple's Friends, Passport, SPARK Resilience

  • Launched 2003
  • Children this year - 8,460
  • Total children since launch - 328,731

Zippy’s Friends (Amigos do Zippy) has been running in Brazil since 2004 when it started with 267 children in vulnerable schools in São Paulo.

ASEC (Associação pela Saúde Emocional de Crianças) is one of our most active global partner organisations running Zippy’s Friends, Apple’s Friends, Passport and SPARK Resilience in schools across the country.

To date over 357,000 children and young people have benefitted from our Skills for Life programmes in Brazil.

Our partner in Brazil - ASEC

El Salvador

Programme: Zippy's Friends

  • 2012 - 2020
  • Total children - 5,620

Los Amigos de Zippy ran in El Salvador in 2012-2020, coordinated by FEPADE, an agency that strives to improve excellence in education.

Organisations or schools in El Salvador interested in Skills for Life programmes should contact