Tania McQueen-Davies

Tania McQueen-Davies, a teacher at a low decile high school in the Tararua District, received $2,000 to purchase toiletries for disadvantaged students.

Many of her students arrive at school without having showered and in dirty clothes, often as a result of living in homes without electricity.

The grant will allow Tania to make gift packs of soap and other toiletries to give out to the children in need so that they can come to class clean and ready to learn.