Welcome to our 'Daddy's Home Education'
We believe that God is raising up a new remnant of men in the society that have a new passion to lead their families with an overriding ministry objective to it. They view their families as the first ministry that God gave them before they can lead in the churches, communities and in the workplace. These are men have made spiritual discoveries that will result in them being used by God to impact more families.
We also believe that there is an open door within the family mountain and God is commissioning many men for apostolic work within the family mountain to pioneer, bring innovation and set foundations in place. All of this will once again bring healing and restoration in our nation.
Father absence and fatherlessness is a worldwide phenomenon and a worldwide tendency in communities (Freeks 2013:3; Freeks 2016). Research was done in twenty one countries of the world i.e. America, Russia, South Africa, Brazil, Grenada, Seychelles, Chattanooga, and others. In every country, father absence and fatherlessness was identified as the biggest problem (Carstens 2014:9-11; cf. also Richter et al. 2012, Freeks et al. 2015:22-24; Freeks 2013:8-18; Freeks 2011:1-4; Freeks & Lotter 2009:520-524; Freeks 2004:1-6). The following statistics caused havoc in terms of family and societies in America:
• 63% of suicides come from fatherless homes,
• 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes,
• 80% of rapists motivated by displaced anger come from fatherless homes,
• 40% of all children do not live with their biological fathers,
• 85% of children with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes,
• 90% of homeless children come from fatherless homes,
• 71% of children who do not finish school come from fatherless homes (Carsten 2014; Fathers for life 2013; Statistics South Africa 2011; Goodsell & Meldrum 2010).
Further, the following statistics indicated a great concern in communities in America, regarding men:
• Men commit 90% of major crimes.
• Men commit 100% of rapes.
• Men commit 95% of burglaries.
• Men commit 91% of the offenses against the family.
• Men comprise 94% of drunk drivers (Carstens 2014:10).
However, South African fathers are not very different from fathers elsewhere. According to Bartlett (2013:1), the problem of father absence escalated from 42% to 48% in 2011. Hence, South Africa is one of the countries in the world with the highest figures of father absence (Richter et al. 2012:2; Richter et al. 2010:360; Freeks 2016:6). It is estimated that 2.13 million children in South Africa are fatherless, and 9 million grow up without fathers, a tremendous fatherhood challenge for the country (Dube 2016:2; Frazier 2015). That is the reason why that father absence can be mentioned as one of the main causes that put family life in jeopardy (cf Ratele et al. 2012). This phenomenon is today on the increase in the South African context, and it generates problems such as broken families, aggressive behavior among children, financial and social problems and poverty (Freeks 2016:2). Notwithstanding, this phenomenon is a desperate cry which is negative because most household families are run by single mothers (Hawkins 2015).
Therefore, it seems that South Africa is rapidly becoming a fatherless society with fatherhood in decline (cf Feni 2016:2). Disheartening, the increasing number of absent fathers on the horizon had become not only a dilemma but a serious debate in South Africa, especially on subjects such as socio-economic, morals, maturation of children, children development, relationships and replacement of fathers.
Historically, fathers defined their manhood in terms of the various roles they fulfill for their families and for society. At present, these roles are in transition, and there is no longer a solid definition of masculinity. As a result, many fathers believe that they have lost part of themselves, but they generally do not have anything concrete with which to replace it (cf. Munroe 2001). Amidst all the changes in society (of which the role and position of the father is one of the more dramatic changes), children still enjoy a greater advantage when their fathers are involved in their lives (Vogel et al. 2006).
The value of the father is crucial in terms of the love and attention that he gives to his family and how he leads by example when it comes to values (Williams 2008). Fathers should not only be there to provide material security, as is so often the case. It is important to understand that boys in particular need a role model. Leading by example, especially in terms of values, the boy is able to successfully take up his own role of fatherhood when he matures (Goeke-Morey & Cummings, 2007). Girls are more balanced when they have a normal relationship with their fathers. Many authors directed an urgent appeal that fathers should embrace their God-given identity in order to restore families, societies and communities (Freeks & Lotter 2009; Williams 2008; Steytler 2007; Munroe 2001). They support the maintenance of the "normal" traditional family, a form that has become increasingly scarce in African countries and in the world as a whole (cf. Zulu & Sibanda 2005).
Through our Father Heart Programme and other Training and Workshops we trust that we will be able to incorporate biblical truth on Fatherhood with knowledge so that we can bring a balance to our candidate and have men who will know God and accurately represent Him as fathers in their Families, Communities and workplaces.
Feel free to contact us, for more information
Mrs. Nthabiseng Mahlobo
Co-Founder -Training & Growth Director