NZ Children learn life skills with Potatoes!
Te Puna Whaiora Children’s Health Camps have been working closely with Potatoes New Zealand to help make a difference in the lives of many kiwi children. With camps scattered throughout NZ, over a 4-week period children are provided with accommodation, food, attend school and learn key life skills such as baking a potato.
Potatoes NZ has a vision for every kiwi kid to have the know-how and show-how to bake a potato. This simple skill ensures that if children can bake a potato, they can make a meal! We based this concept on the well-known philosophy that ‘if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.’
Te Puna Whaiora Health Camps provide children with a ‘journey of transformation’. All 1500 children who attend each year are given a Spudtacular backpack sponsored by Potatoes New Zealand. The bag is filled with fresh potatoes and a few cans of creamed corn or baked beans courtesy of Heinz Watties. Allowing them to use their new skills and make the meal at home.
This is an amazing program that can make a huge difference in the lives of these children and Potatoes NZ are thrilled to be a part of it. For more information about Te Puna Whaiora Health Camps go on their website here.
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