Los Amigos de Zippy began in Argentina in 2010, as part of a wider expansion of the programme in Latin America. Classes are being run in Buenos Aires city and the province of Pergamino – with children ranging in age from five to nine years.
The programme, which is being sponsored by HSBC, is managed by Asociación Civil Lekotek, an agency which has recently celebrated 20 years of working with children, families and communities.
Taking on Zippy’s Friends marks a new departure for Lekotek, which has previously specialised in providing play facilities in schools and communities as well as helping children with special needs.
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