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Ghana held its inaugural celebration of International Men’s Day in November 2009 (see details below). The event was conceived and organized by the Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation and was hailed a great success. Due to strong publicity this event received in Ghana and around the world, Samuel NiiTeiko Tackie, founder and President of GFIF was invited to act as IMD coordinator for all Ghana by International Men’s Day founder Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh. He greatfully accepted the task.

International Men’s Day – 2009

Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation is a registered NGO in Ghana established to promote and encourage committed,available and responsible fatherhood in Ghana, also to appreciate fathers. Samuel NiiTeiko Tackie, founder and President of GFIF is organising an International Men’s Day event which involves donating books to selected Schools in Mamprobi-Accra to conside with Universal Children’s day. The event will be chaired by Mr.George Odame, the advisory board chairman of Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation, who encourages all fathers to read to their children as part of responsible fathehood. The special guest of hounour is Maxwell Mac.Ocloo who will deliver a speech entitled ‘Men – let us be instruments of positive influence’ in which men will be encouraged to lead by example. Press releases to selected radio stations in the regional Capitals in Ghana have been sent and interviews about the event took place.

International Men’s Day was on the 19th, and the book donation on 20th November at the Mamprobi Polyclinic, Mamprobi-Accra.
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Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation
International Men’s Day, (IMD) 19TH Nov. and Universal Children’s Day 20TH Nov.2009, Book Donation Event
Date: – 19th and 20th November 2009
Venue: – Mamprobi Poly-Clinic(Jacklyn School)
Time: – 2:00 P.M Prompt.
Theme:-Men, Let’s Be Instruments of Positive Influence

Event Itinerary
Arrival – 2:00 pm
Mc: Evans Boadi,Personal Assistant to the Executive Director.
Opening Prayer:-Rev.Faith F.L.B Mensa-Dodoo, GFIF Advisory Board Member.
Welcome Address: – Mr. George Odame GFIF, Executive Management Council Chairman
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Donation of Books: -William Nii Armartey Laryea,Executive Coordinator,GFIF.

“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers;
Powers that would astonish him,
That he never dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused
and put into action.”
– ORISON SWETT MARDEN

Every achiever and in fact every man that ever mattered on this earth had crave for knowledge. They were ardent readers of books, which rightly explain why “readers are said to be leaders!”

1. Hampstead Academy School,Korle-Gonno
2. Most Holy Heart School,Dansoman
3. Dr. Bannerman School,Mamprobi
4. Ransom Education,Mamprobi
5. Favour Complex School,Dansoman
6. Dansoman 1 and 2 Primary School.
7. Joohannas Education center Mamprobi-Accra.
8. Hijaz (Moslem) School, Korle-Gonnor
9. Jacklyn High School.

Key Note Address/Speech:-Mr. Maxwell Mac-Ocloo, GFIF Advisory Board Member, Educationist and Marriage counselor.

Vote of Thanks: – Ms. Emilia Naa Ahimah Nunoo, GFIF Executive Secretary.
Closing Prayer:- Rev.Faith F.L.B Mensa-Dodoo, GFIF Advisory Board Member.
Refreshment
Note: Executive Management Council Meeting @ 3:00pm, same venue.
Thank you for attending our Event.

International Men’s Day – 2010

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Mr. Tackie has announced that this year’s theme for International Men’s Day is – ‘MEN – WE CAN DO BETTER’. Groups and individuals throughout Ghana who are interested in observing International Men’s Day should contact Saumuel Tackie for a description of the core IMD Objectives, and for any advice regarding GFIF activities, or about how to establish individual events. He has created a Facebook page for IMD in Ghana ( Click Here ) and has engaged in discussions and forward IMD planning with the GFIF Executive Management Council and the Chairman of the Advisory Board, Mr.George Odame.

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GHANA FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE FOUNDATION(GFIF)
(DADS’ CLUB OF GHANA)
INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY/UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY
19TH NOVEMBER 2010
PROGRAMME:

AT:     MATYRES OF UGANDA
TIME: 1.00PM TO 5.00PM                5.00PM 
THEME: “OUR CHILDREN……..OUR FUTURE

PROGRAMME ITENARY:
M.C WILLIAM NII AMARTEY LARYEA, EXECUTIVE CORDINATOR OF GFIF
CO-M.C ERNEST P. NYAME ANNAN, NATIONAL YOUTH CORDINATOR OF GHANA RED CROSS SOCIETY

-ARRIVAL OF INVITED GUESTS
-ARRIVAL OF SPECIAL INVITED GUEST
-OPENING PRAYER BY REV. FATHER BOYE OF MATYRES OF UGANDA R.C.
CHURCH,MAMPROBI
-WELCOME ADDRESS BY:-  MR. GEORGE ODAME,CHAIRMAN OF GFIF EXECUTIVE
MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
-INTRODUCTION OF INVITED GUESTS BY ERNEST P. NYAME ANNAN
-INTRODUCTION OF CHAIRMAN BY MR.ERNEST P. NYAME ANNAN
-OPENING ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROGRAMME
-CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE BY SAMILIA TACKIE RAMSON EDUCATION
CENTER,MAMPROBI-ACCRA.
-GUEST SPEAKER’S KEY NOTE ADDRESS
-MESSAGE FROM SPECIAL INVITED GUEST,GUEST OF HONOUR AND SPONSORS
-DONATION OF BOOKS
-LAUNCHING OF FATHER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2011 BY DOIII CHARLES ADDY,GFIF
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL VICE-CHAIRMAN.
-POEMS BY SCHOOL CHILDREN
-LAUNCHING OF GHANA FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE FOUNDATION WEBSITE,MR. MAXWEL MC.
OCLOO,GFIF EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL,MEMBER
-MUSICAL INTERLUDE BY NANA NIE AND LUKEMAN
-APPEAL FOR FUND BY ERNEST P. NYAME ANNAN
-CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS
-VOTE OF THANKS, RITA OSEI-ASIBEY, EVENT OFFICER OF GFIF
-CLOSING PRAYER BY, REV. FATHER MATHEW MENSAH OF MATYRES OF UGANDA R.C
CHURCH,MAMPROBI.
-REFRESHMENT

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ABOVE: Photographs from the 2010 International Men’s Day celebration

SOURCES:
Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation Website
Ghana Fatherhood Initiative Foundation Website NEWS
Email communication between Jason Thompson and Samuel NiiTeiko Tackie (19/11/09 -)