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Single mums busts myths about poverty and parenting

KidsCan News
Mon 18 Mar 2019
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.

The heartbreaking letter from a principal forced to beg for help

KidsCan News
Wed 13 Mar 2019
OPINION: "Dearest Aroha, I am sending you this email because I am desperate. I know KidsCan helps schools and I think it is amazing. We have very poor children … we've had children faint from hunger.

KidsCan launches pilot to feed children under the age of five at early childcare centres

KidsCan News
Mon 11 Mar 2019
Children under the age of five have been fainting from hunger at early childhood education centres - and some are dropped off without warm clothes, nappies or formula. 

KidsCan helping vulnerable preschoolers in first national programme for under 5s

KidsCan News
Sun 10 Mar 2019
KidsCan has created the first national programme supporting children under 5, with the aim of helping the country’s most vulnerable kids attend early childhood education.

How-to Dad: That's crap, New Zealand, let's help feed our kids

KidsCan News
Sun 24 Feb 2019
OPINION: You know when you were a kid and when you didn't finish all your breakfast, and your Mum would say something like: "You know some kids in Africa don't have any breakfast".    

Kiwi kids running to help others in need

KidsCan News
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Students across the country now have an easy, free and fun way to help Kiwi kids in need, as KidsCan and the School Fun Run join forces to launch the KidsCan Fun Run. Schools are invited to organise a Fun-Run, Walk-A-Thon, Family Fun-Day, Mud Run, or any other physical event in June, with all money raised going to KidsCan. 
State Of The Nation Report

Kei a Tātou - It Is Us: State of the Nation 2018

In the Media
Wed 13 Feb 2019
OUR CHILDREN An estimated 70,000 New Zealand children— or 7% of the under 17-year-old population— are living in severe material deprivation. This number is down by 20,000 children since 2012, although per-capita GDP has grown by 13% in inflation-adjusted terms since then.

Hawke's Bay schools benefit from KidsCan programme

In the Media
Thu 7 Feb 2019
The simple act of putting snacks on a table has seen students at Tamatea Intermediate flourish. Not only did their focus improve, but so did the achievement levels. Now, several months on, and with the help of nationwide charitable trust KidsCan, the needs of about 400 students have been met - regardless of their financial status.

Beach Haven Primary School receives generous makeover

KidsCan News
Fri 1 Feb 2019
The kids of Beach Haven Primary School will be welcomed back to school in 2019 with a completely refurbished schoolyard thanks to the School Buddy programme launched by Kennards Hire in partnership with national children’s charity KidsCan.

One in five children in low-decile schools heading back to school hungry

KidsCan News
Tue 29 Jan 2019
As back to school costs mount, families living in hardship are struggling to provide the essentials for their children.