Guyanese Pastor calls for fathers to be more present in the homes.
There is a need for more fathers to be present in the home and for them to play a more meaningful role in the raising of their children. Many homes in Guyana are broken. The parents are no longer together and in many cases, the fathers do not spend enough time with those children.
Many counselors believe it’s time for that to change. Pastor Simon Harris who usually finds himself mentoring a lot of young people wants to see fathers taking on the role they ought to, that of leadership. He believes that far too many fathers are absent from the home and are not doing enough to raise their children. Children he said grow up to become a part of the same situation as parents and the cycle would continue.
The human services ministry has recognized the problem and is expected to host a Men’s Conference later this year focusing on fatherhood.
There will be the need for more than just that to tackle many of the issues in the home.
Over the past year there appears to have been an upsurge in the number of case of violence involving teens and young adults.