Los Amigos de Zippy in Argentina
• Schools and kindergartens this year 16
• Children this year 548
• Total children since launch 4,509
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 had previously 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.Asociacion Ser+ is now expanding the programme beyond the capital and into different types of school. They have also started running Los Amigos de Zippy in some SOS Villages, bringing the benefits of the programme to even more children.
Our partner in Argentina - SER+
Coordinator: Gabriella Oller