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Public Discussion on Education and Child Poverty

Please join us to mark the launch of our Education and Child Poverty Policy Papers — the next set of releases in our election year series on child poverty – Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy.   

When: Thursday 3 July, 5.30-7pm

Where: St Johns in the City, Cnr Willis and Dixon St, Wellington

Light refreshments provided * Koha appreciated

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Please join us to mark the launch of our Education and Child Poverty Policy Papers — the next set of releases in our election year series on child poverty – Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy.   Hear from our panel of educationalists then join in the public discussion  to plan further action!

Guest Panelists:

  • Assoc Prof Jenny Ritchie, ECCE policy paper lead author, UNITEC
  • Dr Sarah Te One, noted academic and children's rights advocate
  • Janice Shramka, Principal Karori West Normal School, Wellington
  • John Russell, Principal Naenae College, Lower Hutt

The panel will provide an overview of the impact of poverty on the education and lives of many children in New Zealand, and to support the immediate adoption by all political parties of child-focussed policies to reduce child poverty and mitigate its effects.

This will be followed by a discussion on how we, as the public can individually and collectively take action to bring about meaningful change for the 285,000 New Zealand children who through no fault of their own, live in poverty.

RSVP here

Light refreshment provided * Koha appreciated

When: Thursday 3 July, 5.30-7pm

Where: St Johns in the City, Cnr Willis and Dixon St, Wellington

Light refreshments provided * Koha appreciated

Download the event flyer here and let all your networks know too! 

Running up to the 2014 Election in September, CPAG will be releasing policy papers on key areas related to child poverty:  Health, Housing, Education, and Income. We welcome all to join us for public discussions on these issues as the papers are released.

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