The World Reads: Fathers Incorporated's Global Literacy Initiative

Education is a universally accepted catalyst for societal growth and individual development. However, children's academic success often depends on their parents' involvement in their education, especially their fathers'. Evidence has shown that when fathers are actively engaged in their children's learning, the children show increased academic performance and improved school attendance, and they are more likely to enjoy school.

Fatherhood Engagement

Through its Real Dads Read program, Fathers Incorporated has successfully demonstrated how fatherhood engagement can be leveraged to improve children's literacy levels in the United States. The program encourages fathers and male caregivers to actively engage in reading with their children, which in turn fosters a culture of reading within families and enhances children's love for learning.
. This mission holds the potential to impact not only individual families but also the broader educational ecosystem within these African nations. The aim is not to impose a model but to adapt and learn from the diverse cultural settings, thus fostering an enriching two-way exchange of knowledge and practices.

International Mission

Engaging in this international mission serves dual benefits. For Fathers Incorporated, this mission provides an opportunity to explore different cultural contexts of fatherhood engagement, thereby enriching their understanding and practice in their core mission areas. By learning from the unique challenges and strengths of the African context, Fathers Incorporated can innovate and enhance its program delivery even in the United States.

For Ghana and Kenya, this partnership brings in an evidence-based program with a proven track record. It offers an opportunity to strengthen the role of fathers in education and utilize this often overlooked resource to boost children's literacy levels and overall academic success. Moreover, it elevates the critical conversation around the role of fathers in children's education, empowering communities to create supportive environments for children's learning.