Thursday May 24

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Q.

BATA shoes can cost up to $60 a pair in the shops – how can the Brighter Future 4 Kids Foundation provide disadvantaged children in need with a pair of leather BATA school shoes and 3 pairs of socks, delivered to their school for only $34.95?

A.

The Brighter Future 4 Kids Foundation has formed a partnership with BATA, Underworks and Star Track Express. These important partnerships enable us to source the shoes and socks at cost, and deliver them to the recipient children’s school for free.

Q.

How are the disadvantaged children identified?

A.

The Shoes & Socks 4 Kids and Uniforms 4 Kids programs are school-based programs. This means that it is the schools themselves that advise us of the number of children in need. The advantage of this system is that schools are trusted, independent sources of information and there is no personal gain in helping their children. Importantly, the average primary school child spends up to 200 days a year in their teacher’s classroom, so it is sadly very obvious to teachers which children need our help.

Q.

What are the criteria to qualify to receive shoes and socks or clothing?

A.

There is only one criteria – where ever there is a real need we will assist (refer details of the school based program above)

Q.

Once schools have received assistance, can they apply again in future?

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Yes – the Brighter Future 4 Kids Foundation understands that Term One sees a whole new generation of Prep children are starting their first ever year at school. It is essential that these children can start their educational journey with decent shoes on their feet. And of course, children’s feet grow.