• Poor health is a barrier to education
    Poor health is a barrier to education

Health for Kids

Good health increases attendance, engagement and participation at school and early childhood education centres.

We all take our good health for granted. Unfortunately for many disadvantaged children in New Zealand, ‘good health’ is a constant battle. 

Since the KidsCan Health for Kids programme was introduced in our partner schools and early childhood education centres, there has been a decrease in absenteeism and an improvement in the physical wellbeing of children. 

The Health for Kids programme provides schools and families with practical support and products to help prevent health issues; from basic provisions such as hand sanitisers, plasters, to head lice products through treatment and combs. 

Recent additions to our Health for Kids programme include feminine hygiene products.

Children from disadvantaged homes are more susceptible to health problems and this can impact their ability to learn. We are working to reduce this barrier to education by improving health across schools in New Zealand.

Do you want to help keep our Kiwi kids fit and healthy at school and early childhood centres?