Category Archives: Stories of Inspiring Dads & Mums

Perspectives and Priorities Keep Mario’s Fathering Journey On Track

Mario Singh, Founder, Soulrich Foundation, father to Chantelle (14) and Elliot (12).and DADs for Life supporter tells us his heart for fathering. Why do you think your involvement as a father is important to your children? There are multiple studies which show that involved fathers have a deep impact on their children’s healthy development. These […]

Inspiring Daddy Volunteers Champion School Father Groups

Since the early days of Dads for Life, fathers have been getting more active not only in their children’s lives at home, but also where the children spend many hours of their days – at school. We talk to two dads who have played an outsized role as dad volunteers in their children’s schools, Edwin […]

James’ Parenting Journey with 4 Children and Home Birth

James Ong, a volunteer at Dads for Life and father of four, shares about his joys and challenges of being a parent, including how he delivered his child at home. Together with his dedicated wife, watch how they overcome the complexities of balancing their careers and growing up with their children.

Adnan’s Regrets Inspired Him to Invest in Training Other Fathers

At a time when he was struggling financially, Adnan Karim received news that he was going to be a father. The uncertainty of fatherhood also brought about anxiety for Adnan as well, “I had no clue as what being a father is all about although I have seen my brother being a father and my […]

A Father Gives His All to Inspire Other Fathers to Love their Families

The early history of Centre for Fathering Singapore revolves around the conviction and faithfulness of three intrepid men, who identified a yawning gap in the lives of families in Singapore, as they put active and involved fathering at the forefront of conversations on the family. Meet Edwin Choy, one of the three pioneers who brought […]

Lily’s Story of a Broken Marriage and Reconciliation Encourage Other Mums

If you are a Singaporean who loves a good beauty regime, it is likely you would have heard of homegrown organic skincare brand Kew Organics. The brainchild behind the business, Lily Kew, started her first bespoke facial bar in 2014 and have since developed her own comprehensive range of beauty products and opened three other […]

Overcoming family violence to rebuild his marriage and home

The story of 33-year-old Ramlan Saruan and his family explores his turbulent transition into fatherhood, a history of family abuse, circumstances of immense pain and loss and how he turned a corner and found the strength and grace to start afresh. Ramlan and his wife, Shamsiah, have three children – Idris (7), Idrus (5), and […]

Rahayu rebuilds relationship with daughter as a coach

Mother of five Rahayu Ahmad Asi was concerned about her 15-year-old daughter who had become withdrawn following the circuit breaker. Besides coping with the death of her beloved grandmother, the teenager was also having a hard time dealing with mean comments from friends about her size and the constant pain from hypermobility. This condition, which […]

Yusnizan Builds A New Home Through Mums for Life Programme

Meet Yusnizan Md Taib, an ordinary mom to an 18-year-old daughter, and a 10-year-old son. As we uncover her story, Yusnizan turns out to be a super mom. She works full-time in the IT Logistics industry, while volunteering with COMPASS (Community of Parents in Support of Schools), and acting as a Parent Support Group mentor […]

Bryan Tan restores family relationships after almost walking out

Bryan Tan, CEO of Centre for Fathering is father to four children aged 1 to 12 years old. From not wanting to have children, to being an absent father and then an involved father of his children, what brought about this change of heart? Bryan spent his growing up years living under the shadow of […]