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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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Statistics NZ

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

Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019

I worked my way out of poverty - but I'm the exception, not the rule

I was one of the poor kids. I grew up in the era of Live Aid, so we never really thought of ourselves in that way - poverty happened in other countries.
Friday, 1 Nov 2019

The dreaded school camp list: What it's really like to grow up in poverty

Even now, my face burns thinking about that list for school camp.
Friday, 4 Oct 2019

Cross the ASB finish line and you’ll be giving a hot lunch to a Kiwi kid in need.

We’ve partnered with ASB to bring to life a new initiative at the ASB Auckland Marathon. Just a few metres after the finish line at the marathon, ASB will create a second finish line.

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Thanks to our partners

Meridian, Principal Partner
Official Partners

Trillian Trust Incorporated