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Stepping out Pearls with Viktor Kuchili convened by Viktor Kuchili is a free monthly inspirational platform that helps individuals live fulfilling lives. This month, in partnership with the The Emotional Man Group a platform creating support systems for men by monitoring and mentoring them, convened by Tosin Olabode Sst -are hosting a Father's Day Special!!!

Because a lot of the responsibilities that fathers shoulder is expected of them (rightly so); a lot of them are usually not celebrated. We've built a culture of rarely celebrating our fathers and men in general. It is in this regards that the Father's Day has been set aside every third Sunday in June to intentional celebrate all the fathers around the world (and soon to be fathers).

By this act; we hope to build a generation of people who become deliberately intentional about celebrating fathers daily.

To justify the need for Fathers to be celebrated, we must first understand who fathers are. “By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102).

While this is true; the dynamics of times have since changed from when this was written and a lot of men (fathers) have lost their identity as regards fatherhood. President David O. McKay stated that “no other success can compensate for failure in the home”. It is therefore important that we host this conversation especially considering that more men (both young and old) are taking their lives in comparison to the female gender on a statistics of 4:1 according to WHO.

It is in this regards that we hope to examine ways men perceive and decipher their parenting responsibilities, paying careful attention to psychosocial, economic, spiritual and political factors that affect the ability to parent, while underscoring the struggles and intent of many fathers to be responsible caregivers, and to define what fathering looks like.

Also considering the currently challenges face by people as over the world. We would be building life skills that would be helpful in coping with these challenges.

This conversation is free and open to all genders.

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