Zippy' Friends in India
• Schools and kindergartens this year 6
• Children this year 892
• Total children since launch 14,228
The first time that Zippy’s Friends was introduced to schools and kindergartens outside Europe was in the Indian state of Goa.
The partner agency there is Sangath Society for Child Development and Family Guidance, a well-established NGO that provides a variety of services across the state, focusing on children, adolescents and families, to promote their physical, psychological and social health.
The Society also tries to strengthen families and empower them to provide for the physical and developmental needs of their children. Zippy’s Friends is being run in schools, both English- and Konkani-speaking, and in less formal community settings. Some of the costs have been covered by the Education4Peace Foundation.
Our partner in India - Sangath
Coordinator: Prachi Khandeparkar