The Vision Of Dr. Daniels
Dr. Charles Daniels Jr., the founder of Fathers Uplift, is the driving force behind implementing the Pre-Father Care and Managing Emotions Curriculum. Recognizing the need for targeted support and resources, Dr. Daniels designed these programs to address fathers’ unique challenges at various stages of their parenting journey.
His vision of creating a supportive environment for fathers is brought to life through these innovative programs, empowering men to overcome past trauma, manage their emotions effectively, and become confident, capable parents.
Partnership With Botonga Foundation
The Batonga Foundation, founded by Grammy Award-winning artist Angélique Kidjo, is dedicated to empowering Africa’s most vulnerable adolescent girls, providing them with education, mentoring, and support to become firm, independent women.
Our collaboration with Batonga Foundation has opened up new opportunities for growth and impact. We’ve expanded our reach to Benin, West Africa, providing much-needed support to fathers whose wives participate in Batonga’s programs. This partnership reflects our commitment to a holistic approach to family well-being, where both parents are empowered to grow and contribute positively to their families and communities. Through our joint efforts, we are working towards creating lasting change for fathers and families in West Africa and beyond.
Innovative Programs: Pre-Father Care and Managing Emotions Curriculum
Fathers UpLift is proud to offer two groundbreaking programs designed by our founder Dr. Charles Daniels Jr., to support fathers at various stages of their journey.
Pre-Father Care Curriculum
- The Pre-Father Care Course is designed for fathers at any phase of their journey, including men on the verge of becoming a Father or thinking about having children. This engaging and interactive course covers practical knowledge, tools, and insight that serve as a roadmap during their parenting journeys. It explores various phases of the fatherhood journey, self-parenting, and past trauma, equipping participants with the skills and resources they need to be confident, capable fathers.
Managing Emotions Curriculum
- The Managing Emotions Course focuses on helping fathers remain in control of emotions such as anger, guilt, sadness, and hopelessness effectively and healthily. This program provides opportunities for learners to recognize physical and emotional responses to difficult emotions, explore thoughts, feelings, and situations that lead to unhealthy decision-making patterns, and become equipped with the tools for forgiveness.
Measuring Success: Impact on Fathers and Families
Through our partnership with the Batonga Foundation and the implementation of our innovative programs, we’ve seen incredible success in West Africa. Fathers in Benin have reported improved relationships with their families, increased confidence in their parenting abilities, and a renewed sense of purpose. By expanding our reach and impact, we’re reinforcing our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of black fathers and their families worldwide.
Looking Ahead: Future Collaborations and Opportunities
As Fathers UpLift continues to grow, we are excited about the potential for new collaborations and opportunities to expand our impact. By joining forces with like-minded organizations, we aim to uplift and empower even more fathers and families worldwide.
We are grateful for the support of our partners, donors, volunteers, and community members, who continue to help us make a difference in the lives of Fathers and their families. Our partnership with the Batonga Foundation and introduction of our innovative programs, Pre-Father Care and Managing Emotions Curriculum are just the beginning. Together, we can continue to break down barriers, deepen our impact, foster growth, and create lasting change for fathers and families worldwide. We look forward to the future and the lives we will touch.
With deep gratitude and appreciation for each of you,