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Working together to do more for kiwi kids

Working together to do more for kiwi kids

”Creating a bright future for all children in Aotearoa New Zealand is achievable, and we must all work together to make it happen’, says Barnardos, the leading children’s charity.

“Our kids are our future”, says Mr Sanders. Barnardos takes a long-term view and advocates for others to do the same. We are raising the next generation of New Zealanders who will be looking after us and our country one day.

“The recent UNICEF Report placed New Zealand 34th out of 41 developed countries making it clear how far we are falling behind on a whole range of child well-being indicators. It is a reminder that we must do more in New Zealand to ensure that all children here grow up safe, healthy and happy. It’s about the culture that we want to build in New Zealand for our kids. We need to work together urgently to get our country to a better place for children, and for all of us.”

This week Barnardos has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the needs of one million New Zealand children. “Barnardos exists for all Kiwi kids,” says Barnardos Chief Executive Jeff Sanders. “Through our early child education and social services, we make a long-lasting and positive difference to young lives every day.”

‘Doing more for our nation’s children’ is at the heart of Barnardos’ campaign. Barnardos has been working with communities throughout New Zealand for more than 60 years. “Whether it’s a teacher helping a three year-old to build a love of learning, or a social worker sharing strategies to keep a child safe from family violence, we are changing the stories of thousands of young Kiwis for the better.”

”Barnardos urges all people of New Zealand to do more to make Aotearoa a place where all kids feel safe, loved and valued. A place where all children have positive stories to tell about their lives. “We must recognise that all of us have a part to play in making New Zealand a country where every child has the opportunity to shine bright. Let’s all work together to make that happen. We can all do more.” says Mr Sanders.

Barnardos’ ‘Do More’ campaign starts on 19 June and will run through July. The campaign will be running across a variety of media. Visit www.barnardos.org.nz to learn more about the campaign and Barnardos’ work with and for children.

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