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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

Since 2005...

27 million food items
170,000 shoes & socks
345,000 raincoats
704,000 health items

Latest updates

Monday, 10 Jun 2019

KidsCan plea: Principal tells heartbreaking story of truant brothers who only had one pair of shoes to share

An increasing number of children are turning up hungry and shoeless to school as the cost of living for some families in New Zealand proves too hard to handle.
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.

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