Where we work in Africa and the Indian Ocean


Programme: Zippy's Friends, Apple's Friends

  • Launched: 2019
  • Children this year: 0*
  • Total children since launch: 100

Our first African partner is Premier Academy in Nairobi. This school has a record of excellent academic achievement, but Zippy’s Friends was the first programme to be taught specifically to promote the children’s emotional wellbeing. In 2021 Premier Academy trained teachers from schools run by the NGO SHOFCO and Zippy’s Friends is now being taught in two girls schools in the urban slum areas of Mathare and Kibera, Nairobi.

Our partner in Kenya: Premier Academy

*Our partner has been unable to run Zippy and Apple this year due to Covid restrictions in schools but hope to run the programmes this year


Programmes: Zippy's Friends, Apple's Friends, Zippy's Friends for Pupils with SEN

  • Launched 2009
  • Children this year - 4,424
  • Total children since launch - 49,250

Zippy’s Friends was introduced in Mauritius by the Catholic Education Bureau, and was the first SEL programme to be implemented in Mauritian schools. Having gradually expanded through the Catholic schools, Zippy is now being taken on in government-run schools as well, and the goal is to have the programme implemented in all primary schools. It has also expanded to nearby Rodrigues Island.

Our partner in Mauritius - Action for Integral Human Development