Why we support KidsCan

We believe every child deserves a decent start in life. Education is a child’s ticket out of poverty. It is how we will break the cycle of hardship, and it is at the core of everything KidsCan does. KidsCan are levelling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.

We have partnered with KidsCan to provide thousands of Kiwi kids with the basics they need to remove barriers to learning. They are doing this by:

  • Working in partnership with hundreds of low decile schools throughout New Zealand, delivering essential items such as; food, raincoats, shoes and socks and basic healthcare. To learn more
  • Working with 25 early childhood centres. KidsCan’s new Early Childhood Programme is helping to get more Kiwi kids under five into preschool. Empowering our most vulnerable children through education today, will give them the best opportunity to succeed tomorrow. To learn more

There's so much more to do, but we need your help to do it.
Join Meridian and KidsCan in giving Kiwi kids an equal start at KidsCan.org.nz

Meridian visits Russell school

In Wellington, Meridian staff were invited to Russell school to participate in the KidsCan distribution of Vodafone Warriors raincoats. It was an opportunity to see first-hand the practical difference that KidsCan makes in the lives of New Zealand children

Meridian visits Stockburn school

In Christchurch staff were invited to Stockburn school to participate in the KidsCan distribution of Vodafone Warriors raincoats. It was an opportunity to see first-hand the practical difference that KidsCan makes in the lives of New Zealand children.

Russell school visits West Wind

Children from Russell School visit our West Wind farm to celebrate Meridian’s KidsCan sponsorship.

About KidsCan

KidsCan is helping Kiwi kids living in hardship reach their full potential and create brighter futures for themselves.

Help provide shoes, food, raincoats and basic health and hygiene products for New Zealand children.