Short Courses

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Future Fathers (short c) 2017-05-03T09:17:44+00:00

Future Fathers

It has been estimated that only around 30% of children in South Africa grow up with their father in the household. In 2014, 61% of babies born in South Africa had no details of a father on their birth certificate. The impact of absent fathers on the social fabric of South Africa, as in other parts of the world, is immense.

Calling Education wants to be part of the solution by helping boys develop a healthy framework for fatherhood and enabling them to actively address this matter as they move forward in life. The Future Fathers focus has been part of Calling Education’s vision from the inception of the organisation. Future Fathers will be a recurring theme during a learner’s time at the school.

Some topics covered will include:

  • Causes of absent or ineffective fathering
  • Consequences of absent or ineffective fathering
  • Assessment of fatherhood initiatives
  • Building a healthy household
  • Roles and responsibilities of fathers and mothers
  • Strategies to address fatherlessness or family-lessness
  • Building a table of support for effective fathering
  • Global trends

Presentation partners in this short course are still being developed, but will include:

Cassie Carstens Cassie is a highly sought-after international speaker and is the founder of The World Needs a Father; an organisation with a footprint in more than 60 countries. He is a patron of Calling Education.
Gerhard van Eck Gerhard is the CEO of The World Needs a Father. He is an experienced trainer and developer of fathers.
Samora Menze Samora is a teacher at Westerford High school in Cape Town. He was trained as master mentor by The World Needs a Father.
Leon Rossouw Leon was trained as master mentor by The World Needs a Father. He has been developing and training fathers in Cloetesville, Stellenbosch, since 2015.