The Fathering Project is a University of Western Australia based not-for-profit, whose aim is to help fathers realise how important they are in a child’s life and to give them advice on how to encourage their children.
This work was triggered by statistics that show:
whilst mothers are usually involved in children’s lives, education and health matters, many fathers are not as involved as they could be.
this father-absence has a major impact on education (eg. on attitude to school, truancy and bullying), health (more drug addiction, depression, cigarette smoking) and crime.
the cost of this problem to the Australian community is estimated to be over $12 billion per year, so this intervention could save many millions of dollars each year.
A charity worth supporting.
Scott Taylor (Image courtesy of The West Australian)
These Men Around Town will all be throwing their support behind The Fathering Project and feature in JACK LEE's showcase. Come along and show your support too. Thusday, 29 October. 5pm - 7pm. Print Hall rooftop bar (Bob's Bar)