Centre for Fathering
Centre for Fathering (CFF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2000 to promote active and involved Fathering and address issues caused by fatherlessness in Singapore. The organisation aims to turn the hearts of fathers and children towards each other by inspiring fathers to be better role models and strengthen families. We equip men to be the fathers their children need.
Over the last 21 years, the Centre for Fathering has empowered and equipped more than 55,000 fathers through its programmes conducted in schools, prisons, religious organisations and companies. Every year, the organisation runs nation-wide campaigns with a reach of 4.7 million and engages more than 300,000 families. In recent years, these activities have seen increasing traction among various ethnic communities and deeper reach to a wider group of fathers such as fathers of youths-at-risk and special needs children as well as single fathers and those who are incarcerated. CFF also designs and conducts research to ensure its programmes are crafted to meet specific needs of various community segments especially fathers of needy families.
CFF is proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2022 Charity Transparency Award! The Charity Council introduced the inaugural Charity Transparency Awards (CTA) in 2016. The CTA recognizes charities with good disclosure practices that the Charity Transparency Framework (CTF) recommends.
DADs for Life
Since 2015, CFF has been the driving force for Singapore’s nation-wide fathering movement – Dads for Life which seeks to inspire and mobilise fathers to become more involved with and a good influence to their children through ACT:
- Be Aware of the importance of a father’s role ̣
- Commit to be good fathers and role models to their children ̣
- Spend Time, acquire Tools and bring Transformation to lives
Under the Dads for Life umbrella are initiatives such as Back to School with Dad, Eat With Your Family Day and Celebrating Fathers – to encourage fathers to spend time with their families and create a culture that promotes active fathering.
- Celebrating Fathers, which takes place in June each year, is a month-long series of activities to celebrate the role of fathers and raise awareness of the importance of active fatherhood.
- Back To School With Dad encourage fathers to make a commitment to accompany their children to school at the start of the new school year.
- Eat with your Family Day takes place four times a year on the last Friday of each school term. The initiative encourages organisations to allow employees to leave work early at 5pm to enjoy a meal with their children and families.
MUMs for Life
Marriage is a partnership and men can become even better fathers with their wives’ support. Mums and Dads play irreplaceable and complementary roles in parenting. That is why DADs for Life partnered with a group of mother volunteers to launch a national ground-up movement – MUMs for Life, on Mothers’ Day 2019 to complement the work of DADs for Life. MUMs for Life celebrates a Mum’s identity as daughter, woman, wife and mother. When Mums are confident in their unique identity and multiple roles, they can better nurture our children and support DADs in building a stronger family in an increasingly complex world.