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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

Monday, 19 Aug 2019

If our kids are hungry, how can they be expected to learn?

It always sticks with me. "What did you have to eat last night?" I asked an upset kid at interval, as I tried to get to the bottom of what was going on. "Red soup," he said. "Tomato soup?" I asked. If only.
Monday, 19 Aug 2019

Teachers are handing out hot meals to students - for some it's their only one

Schools supplying hot meals to students throughout winter have seen a rise in attendance and grades.
Monday, 1 Jul 2019

Kids turning up to early childhood centres ‘daily without food’

Some babies are being dropped at pre-school with no formula or nappies, and toddlers are going without shoes or lunches in the middle of winter.

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