A group of University of Otago students is putting together a
collection of ''stories'' to illustrate the difficulties
faced by children living in poverty.
Choose Kids co-chairwoman Briar Hunter said they were
producing a video and poster campaign to highlight how
low-paid workers struggled to provide for their children.
She said they were interested in the ''missed opportunities''
that some children had experienced and how they felt that had
Parents were also encouraged to share their experiences of
raising children on a tight budget. She said they had picked
up on the Living Wage campaign and also a recent report from
the Children's Commissioner into child poverty.
People could tell their stories to camera or write them down
to be narrated. The stories would be used in videos and in
posters as part of the drive for businesses to adopt the
living wage as the minimum for their employees.
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