International Men's Day in
Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation hosted an inaugral IMD celebration in 2009. The occasion was marked by a formal event with speakers, and included a cerermony of donating of books to several schools in the Ablekuma sub-district in Accra. The event was chaired by Mr.George Odame, the advisory board chairman of Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation, who encouraged all fathers to read to their children as part of responsible fatherhood. The special guest of honour was Maxwell Mac.Ocloo who delivered a speech entitled 'Men - let us be instruments of positive influence' in which he encouraged men to lead by example.
Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation is a registered NGO in Ghana established to promote and encourage committed,available and responsible fatherhood in Ghana, also to appreciate fathers. Samuel NiiTeiko Tackie, founder and President of GFIF is organising an International Men's Day event which involves donating books to selected Schools in Mamprobi-Accra to conside with Universal Children's day. Press releases to selected radio stations in the regional Capitals in Ghana have been sent and interviews about the event took place.
International Men's Day was on the 19th, and the book donation on 20th November at the Mamprobi Polyclinic, Mamprobi-Accra.
Mission: Manhood is the foundation for fatherhood. Good men make good fathers. Children and families are the benefactors. The Fatherhood Foundation has networked with other fatherhood and men’s organisations to promote a positive view of masculinity and encourage family-friendly policies to support men.
Products: Promote a unified celebration of manhood and the positive contribution that men make for the greater good of all.