"Heartbreaking" is the word Paul Pirihi keeps coming back to when he thinks about the poverty his students over the years have faced.
The reality of what some Kiwi families in poverty are surviving on has been laid bare in a new KidsCan campaign, as 3,000+ children wait for support.
KidsCan is calling for more action to help students dealing with the shame of period poverty, in light of new survey findings.
Some children in poverty are missing school because they are sharing one uniform, a pair of shoes or a bus pass with their siblings, reveals a KidsCan survey.
KidsCan is backing calls by the Children’s Commissioner for bold action to lift 254,000 Kiwi kids out of poverty following latest statistics.
A monthly donor talks about experiencing hardship and how supporting KidsCan can help Kiwi kids break the cycle of poverty.
"Things are really bad out there and getting worse." Early childhood teachers seek urgent help as the number of children arriving cold and hungry grows.
KidsCan welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new lunch fund for some schools as an important step to strengthen support for Kiwi kids in hardship.
It always sticks with me. "What did you have to eat last night?" I asked an upset kid. "Red soup," he said. "Tomato soup?" I asked. If only.