5 great ways to help children access education and reach their potential

5 great ways to help children access education and reach their potential

We agree all children deserve the chance to soar! All children have the right to a high-quality education, but there are millions of girls and boys who don't complete a full course of primary school.

In the communities where ChildFund works, education is a top priority. It has the greatest potential to take a child and their family out of poverty and into a bright and prosperous future.

Help us help children in need access education and reach their potential now:


School uniforms from $35

Help children to read with books from $35

Basic reading, writing and maths for youth $42

Support for children with disabilities from $25

Or Donate Now where it's most needed

Help even more children access education 

Thanks to the support of ChildFund New Zealand donors, more than 10,000 children and youth will go to school this year. However, not all school-aged children are able to attend classes with their peers. According to UNICEF, approximately 1 in 5 school-aged children aren’t in school. That’s millions who don’t have access to the essentials that help children to thrive. Because of this, 617 million children and youth around the world don’t have the basic ability to read, write or do maths! This pushes them, and their families, deeper and deeper into poverty. But, with your support, we can help even more children attend school.

For 11-year-old Caleb, going to school is just a dream. Caleb lives in rural Kenya, where his family raises a few dairy cows to earn a small income. Unfortunately, their cows do not provide enough to afford books, uniforms and tuition fees for him and his sister to go to school. As each lonely day passes he's getting further and further behind the other kids. Completing school gives children and youth the opportunity to get a decent job, to give back to their community and to take better care of their family. Donate now.

Thank you so much for your amazing support. You are making a difference to children, youth, families and communities in need.