EIARNAP, Education Is A Right Not A Privilege is a non-profit organisation helping children in New Zealand get the education and future they deserve.
The Child Poverty Monitor's research in 2017 found that 290,000 children in New Zealand are in income poverty (about 26% of kids in NZ). We believe that education is the key to helping these children to not just survive but to thrive. However, many of these children are prevented from reaching their potential due to factors beyond their control including financial disadvantages, family issues, and wider social impacts. Therefore, EIARNAP helps to reduce basic barriers for these children, including providing them with stationery supplies.
We are registered under the New Zealand Charities Service. (Registration CC55916)
This is some of our whānau, who help make EIARNAP possible.
“We were extremely fortunate to be donated stationery via the organisition for all of our students whose whanau could not afford this. With their generosity and support all of these children started the year with their stationery requirements which made such a positive difference to the childrens' engagement in their learning.”
Teena Johnson, Principal of Te Kura o Wairau
“EIARNAP's koha to our school impacted our students on an academic platform as well as on a personal level. It has allowed students access to top quality stationery while supporting our schools inclusive culture.”
Helena Baker, Principal of Takaro School
We do a bunch of cool stuff in the community which can change each year.
A Stationery Bank is where we run a collection of old and new stationery to redistribute to kids in New Zealand. For questions or ways you can get involved:
A huge part of our work is our advocacy, which includes sharing our story. If you are interest in getting a speaker to say EIARNAP's story for an event:
Thanks to your amazing ongoing support we have been able to supply in excess of 17,723 stationery items (which is valued at over $64,350 of impact) to kids in New Zealand, with full stationery packs being supplied to support over 2,000 families throughout the Lower North Island. This stationery has ranged from smaller items including packs of colouring in pencils, pens, and rulers to larger items including school bags, lunch boxes, pencil cases, calculators, and drink bottles. This has also included putting desks in kids bedrooms, as empowering children in education involves giving them a personal workstation (desk) for their home environment.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we were able to help local communities through delivering groceries to over 400 households in both Level 4 and Level 3. Through turning our spare school desk trays into grocery trays to help assist in the transporting and delivery of groceries for the elderly.
We have brought Christmas to over 30 families through providing them with Christmas decorations and supplies so that they could have a brighter Christmas.