Faculty of Education and Social Work


KidsCan exists to meet the physical and nutritional needs of Kiwi kids less fortunate than others. KidsCan starts its work with children at primary school level and supports them for as long as they need it, right through high school in some cases. CCRE partnered with KidsCan in 2018 to evaluate the organisation’s Vulnerable Children’s Pilot Initiative. The pilot initiative supported children up to 18 years of age experiencing hardship by providing clothing, health, and basic home items. The expertise of Dr Deborah Widdowson and Professor Christa Fouché has enabled a formative evaluation to build understanding of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the programme. The findings will inform ongoing KidsCan initiatives.