Los Amigos de Zippy in Panama
• Schools and kindergartens this year 60
• Children this year 3,400
• Total children since launch 22,825
Panama was one of three Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America to launch Los Amigos de Zippy in 2010, and was taken on by the Universidad Especializada de las Américas (UDELAS), which has many years’ experience of working in education and child development. With the support of the Ministry of Education and the enthusiasm of schools and families, the programme expanded rapidly, with 5,000 children benefiting from the programme in just three years. This is quite an achievement for a country of only 3.5 million inhabitants.
In 2013 Fundamericas, the UDELAS Trust, took over the running of the programme, aiming to bring the programme to even more children. Los Amigos de Zippy in Panama is sponsored by HSBC.
Our partner in Panama - UDELAS
Coordinator: Gloria Mercedes De Gracia