Reducing the financial impact of starting school,
for families living in material hardship.

Our vision is to see every child living in poverty, start primary school set up with all the essentials that the child needs.


It is our belief that starting our children off on the right foot connects them emotionally to a sense of ‘Well Being’ (Mana Atua) and makes them much more likely to embrace learning.

Tamariki supported by SSFI: 0
as at 30 Sept 2023


We are grateful for the support from Foundation North to help us expand into Whangarei and provide 100 Tamariki with our School Starter Packs

Nga mihi nui- Thank you Lottery Northland Community for helping provide 5-year-olds in Northland living in material hardship with a great school start’

Recent Testimonials

“Rosei here Maletinos Mother I am emailing to say thank you for Maletinos stuff for school like his school bags and school shoes etc he was a very happy child and could not thank yous enough”.

Mother of SSFI child, July 2023

“Sami just received his school starter pack, he is overwhelmed and super excited to take his new gears to big school. We truly appreciate and are thankful for all this help, it makes a big difference. God bless you all”.

Mother of SSFI child, July 2023

“Carter loved it all! (And so did his sisters ha-ha). He particularly liked his new paw patrol underwear and Te Reo number cards – he can now count in Te Reo. He has also been asking to wear his new shoes. We’ve packed the rest of the goodies away, hidden from his little sister. He is very much looking forward to his next school visit as well”.

Mother of SSFI child, February 2023