Birthright believes that all children have the right to a happy, secure and loving home environment.
Birthright understands the diversity of whanau in our communities. We specialise in working with families led by one person. Through our work we help create nurtured, resilient and inspired children, and families, by walking alongside the whole family to facilitate the growth of confidence, enhance living skills and a sense of independence and self-help within the family unit.
Families struggle to secure school necessities
School fees- check, school books –check, school uniform – check, these are words that no doubt many a parent is uttering as they methodically tick off all the necessities that are needed for their child to start the school year right.
New childcare model to aid solo parents into work
An exciting new employment and childcare project CareEd4, which aims to help sole parents enter and remain in the workforce is on its way thanks to the support of the Ākina Foundation's inaugural Launchpad programme.
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Report shows family violence and affordable housing issues
According to a report released by The Salvation Army, family violence along with a shortage of affordable housing solutions has become a growing problem in New Zealand.
Variety Gold Heart Scholarship applications open
Variety - The Children's Charity are now accepting applications for its Gold Heart Scholarship programme, which offers financial support to talented Kiwi kids who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.
Recipients of the scholarship could receive up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of three years, as well as being buddied up with a leading professional or celebrity mentor who will work with them to reach their goals.
To apply applicants must be:
If you think you have got what it takes, or know of someone who fits the criteria, please click HERE to download an application form.
For more information on the scholarship please click HERE. Applications close on Tuesday 31st of March, 2015 at 5pm.