Give Shoes to Impoverished Children
Provided funding for 270 days of footwear to impoverished children in New Zealand
Project managed by: KidsCan Charitable Trust
Country: New Zealand
Help to get financially disadvantaged children through the school gates safely by providing them with a warm pair of socks and a pair of quality shoes for the school year. New Zealand schools report that many children go without shoes or come to school or early childhood centres with shoes in a bad condition. In winter, those without shoes might choose to stay at home and miss out on their education. This program provides free quality footwear and socks for children, to protect their feet and ensure they can come to school whatever the weather.
More About This Project
Since 2005, KidsCan have supplied over 341,000 pairs of socks and 170,000 pairs of shoes to children living in poverty. Our research findings reveal the positive effects of this inclusive programme, including the impacts on school participation and physical health.
‘For some children it is the first pair they have ever owned and they can’t believe they are allowed to keep them.’