to fathers.co.za. We believe that fatherlessness is one of the most significant
family/social problems facing South Africa. Research supports the facts
that children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become
involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from
health and emotional problems. Boys are more likely to be involved in
crime, and girls are more likely to become pregnant as teens. The cost
of fatherlessness is high. Unfortunately even when a father is physically
present in a home, he may be emotionally absent.
The answer to this great problem is effective fathering.