Shame shouldn’t keep a child from the classroom. Poverty is the constant companion of 1 in 5 Kiwi kids who dread the start of the school year because their caregivers cannot afford the things they need. They might even miss the start of the year, because they don’t have the correct uniform or necessary stationery.

For just $50 a month you can sponsor a Kiwi kid. Please make a difference and provide a child with:

Sponsor a Kiwi kid

Donations are tailored to the individual needs of the child you sponsor to support their education and help them to learn.


“I struggled to pay for even the basics. Their school jumpers were worn out, their socks all had holes - even their bedding was worn out. I couldn’t afford their uniforms and stationery. It broke my heart that I couldn’t do more for them.”
– Rebecca*

*not her real name

“Children who come to school but don’t have what they need… can’t learn like everybody else and so they’re being left behind. It’s never the child’s fault when they don’t have what they need. It’s absolutely not their fault.”
- Russell Burt, Principal, Pt England School

You could be the difference between shame and excitement. Empower a child today.

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