ICT helps bring ‘Xmas magic’ to Kiwi children

It started with a story from a friend teaching a new entrant class at Tamaki Primary School.

The friend had just moved schools and talked about how a number of her students would come to school with no food and had no breakfast, school bags, or drink bottles.

One summer, the friend recalls, the school had a ‘pop-up’ swimming pool. The kids were sharing swimming togs, often just underwear, with their siblings.

“It was heart-breaking, and to be honest I was totally shocked to hear that kids were going to school like this,” shares Deanne Rawle, who with friend Shannon Beech, started the “Kids Xmas” project.

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Kids Xmas founders Shannon Beech and Deanne Rawle

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