Over the last 20 years, the Centre for Fathering has empowered and equipped more than 50,000 fathers through its programmes conducted in schools, prisons, religious organisations and companies. Every year, the organisation runs nation-wide campaigns with a reach of 4.5 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.
Since 2015, CFF has been the driving force behind 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. Under the Dads for Life umbrella are initiatives such as Dads@School Forum, 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.
It was also timely that a national ground-up movement – MUMs for Life, was launched 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. Centre for Fathering & DADs for Life will be working closely with MUMs for Life to help parents build stronger family foundations as well as continue to encourage active fathering in various ethnic communities.