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Where we work in the Caribbean

Cayman Islands

Programmes: Zippy's Friends, Apple's Friends, Zippy's Friends for Pupils with SEND, Passport

  • Launched: 2019
  • Children this year: 2,330
  • Total children since launch: 6,018

The Cayman Islands is the first country in the world to adopt our Special Needs programme from the start, alongside Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends. Our partner is the Alex Panton Foundation, which was established in memory of Alex Panton, who succumbed to the effects of severe depression at the age of 16. This will also be the first time that mental health promotion will be taught in Cayman schools.

Our partner in Cayman Islands: The Alex Panton Foundation

Sint Maarten

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

  • Launched 2015
  • Total children since launch - 1,500

Sint Maarten is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Zippy’s Friends started in Sint Maarten in 2015 with just two schools, organised by the Mental Health Foundation. The programme is now run by Stitching EGO and is delivered in Dutch Catholic Schools.

Our partner in Sint Maarten: Stitching EGO