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Education is a child’s ticket out of poverty. It is how we will break the cycle of hardship, and it is at the core of everything KidsCan does. We are levelling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.

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Child Poverty Monitor: 2017 Technical Report

Child Poverty Monitor: 2018 Technical Report

Child Poverty Monitor: 2018 Technical Report

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Friday, 5 Apr 2019

Backyard Banter: It takes a village to raise a child

"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say 'it's not my child, it's not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond.
Monday, 1 Apr 2019

My preschool kids struggle because they're hungry. I know how that feels

OPINION: I don't think people know how bad it is not to have food. How bad it is to go to sleep at night, hungry, and dream of this beautiful food.
Monday, 18 Mar 2019

Single mums busts myths about poverty and parenting

In New Zealand, it's not uncommon for young kids to attend kindergarten or daycare without having breakfast and bringing a packed lunch – around 27 per cent of Kiwi kids are living in income poverty, according to the Child Poverty Monitor from 2017.

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