“Teenage pregnancy remains of concern due to the negative social consequences associated with early parenthood. We aim to promote positive male involvement in families and focus on fatherhood programmes, to reassure them of the importance of the role of a father/male role model in a family.”
The South African government realizes that stable, healthy families are at the heart of strong societies and it is clearly stated in the White Paper on Families in South Africa, published in October 2012.
The Teen Tatas programme, consists of 8 young teenage fathers who are dedicated to educate themselves in ways of positive parenting. They are motivated to be the best fathers that they can be.The key focus of their weekly workshops,is to learn about self-esteem, discipline and managing finances.The students are very motivated to grow and develop with the development of the programme.
We aim to provide our programmes through the delivery of workshops focusing on Life Skills training and training on the Circle of Courage model. Other initiatives in this area include leadership programmes for youth, and counselling services.
We plan to run parenting education programmes to strengthen child protection measures.
Usapho will rely on grant funding, sponsorship, philanthropic giving and other revenue initiatives to fund its programs and will seek to build strategic relationships with partners that will support and enable its objectives and programs.