Boys will be Boys.... Till someone teaches them to be more.
Dele Momodu - Ovation International
Ambrose Somide - Broadcaster (Faji FM)
'BOYS TO MEN' (BTM) PROJECT
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"It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men" - Fredrick Douglass
The SHEROES‘BOYS TO MEN’ PROJECT is our flagship global project focused on raising Boys to be good men. This project is delivered through:
A global campaign focused on raising awareness of the importance of raising BOYS T BE GOOD
MEN, and a call to ACTION for people to do same.
This is our action delivery of the campaign, which serves as an enabling platform for mentors to
raise boys to be GOOD MEN.
The goal of the SHEROES GLOBAL 'BOYS TO MEN' Project is simple: TO RAISE GOOD MEN, helping them understand the dignity in respecting women, the integrity of not abusing drugs & alcohol, and the power in learning how to expressing emotions without shame, as they grow into caring, confident, responsible men, who will become GOOD husbands, GOOD fathers and good role models.
While girls are often raised to be "good wives", there’s no commensurate lesson for boys in many cultures. Girls are taught how to keep the home, raise the children and be submissive. But who is deliberately raising the boys to be good men? Men who will treat women right? Many boys do not receive explicit encouragement to fully access their emotions and as a result, they are many angry, emotional unstable and men out there in our society today. With the increase in the rate of domestic violence in homes, and with husbands stabbing and maiming their wives on a daily basis, it is important that the next generation of men are deliberately taught how to treat women right, from when they are boys.
We recognise that Fathers have a vital role to play and responsibility to teach their sons how to be strong and responsible men as they grow up. But It is clear that many boys feel the absence of a father, or at least a positive father figure in their lives, hence they struggle to learn, or may never truly know what it means to become a GOOD man; one who shoulders responsibility, who values hard work and determination, and who will one day take on the responsibility of becoming a father and supporting a family.
The Project runs with schools and groups that believe in the Goal of the Project to raise the consciously of boys to recognize the strength in being empathetic and being able to express their emotions without shame. In this regard, the Project works with MEN, who are not just responsible and respected fathers themselves, but also exemplary brothers and uncles, who join us in raising the next generation of GOOD MEN. Together we work to raise:
- Men who will be kind and loving, treat women with the utmost value, and respect their opinions, rights, bodies and intelligence.
- Men who will serve others and not just want to be served themselves.
- Men who will look out for the underdog and use their strength to help those in need.
- Men who will know what it means to share in keeping house and home.
- Men who will have conviction and backbone, sensitivity and tact.
- Men who aren’t afraid or ashamed to cry and let out tension and emotions when they need to.
- Men who will make great husbands, fathers, employees and bosses.
- Men who will be both confident and humble.
- Men who believe there is dignity in Labour and not lie, cheat or destroy others to make a living or
OUR SHEROES GLOBAL 'BOYS TO MEN' Project AMBASSADORS
Funmi Osiegbu-Adefila- Bundies care
Tailteann Crescent, Navan,
County Meath, Ireland
Bisi Olatilo - BISCON Communications
Deji Adenuga - Nollywood A-List Actor
Namure Edoimioya - Broadcaster (AIT)
INSPIRE * EMPOWER * IMPACT