Where we work in Africa and the Indian Ocean


  • Launched: 2019
  • Schools and kindergartens this year: 1
  • Children this year: 100
  • 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 will be the first programme to be taught specifically to promote the children’s emotional wellbeing.  We hope that, in the future, other Nairobi schools will follow Premier’s example in adopting Skills for Life programmes.

Our partner in Kenya: Premier Academy
Coordinator: Prina Patel
Email: prina201281@gmail.com


  • Launched 2009
  • Schools and kindergartens this year - 92
  • Children this year - 4,366
  • Total children since launch - 40,066

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
Coordinator: Emilie Duval
Email: eduval@icjm.mu
Phone: +230 464 4109