Man care is a campaign for encouraging active fatherhood and positive parenting. It is aimed at fathers and other male figures in the family that are significant for the child, mothers and children, families.
A group of civil organisations active in working with children and families are running the campaign for a first time in Central and Eastern Europe in Bulgaria - Tulip Foundation, Animus Association Foundation, Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation, Gender Education, Research and Technologies Foundation (GERT), For Our Children Foundation, Social Activities and Practice Institute, National Network for children, Applied Research and Communications Fund, Association “Roditeli” and Centre for Women’s Studies and Policies.
Animus Association Foundation, Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation, Gender Education, Research and Technologies Foundation (GERT), For Our Children Foundation, Social Activities and Practice Institute, National Network for childern, Applied Research and Communications Fund, Association “Roditeli”.
The campaign is international and is currently run in some 20 countries with the idea to support the development of various opportunities for positive, active and engaged involvement of men in the life of children aimed at wellbeing and nonviolent family environment that would enable a full development of the child.
Millions of people from all generations mark Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June. On this day they turn to their fathers, grandfathers and other significant men from the family with appreciation for their support, shared time and “men’s” conversations. On this day we remind parents that when growing up children will not follow their advices but their role models that they have experienced in the family. To be a father is a joy and a responsibility.
On this sunny summer Day of Fathers Tulip Foundation organised the traditional public event on Alexander Nevski square in cooperation with Sofia Municipality. Hundreds of children with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers and mothers enjoyed hours on the square. They all had the opportunity to meet a police dog Lucky, to ride the police horses Preston and Archie, to get a picture on the various motors, fire brigade automobiles, ambulance, special emergency vehicles. They got to know special emergency equipment for helping people in accidents and natural disasters in the city and the mountain. The alarms and the signal lights of police and fire brigade cars were heard and seen from a far for hours.
The event was organised with the special cooperation of Sofia Fire Brigade, Sofia Police, Sofia Directorate Emergency Assistance and Prevention and Directorate Security.
We thank all colleagues from the police, the fire brigade, protection and emergency assistance who made the day a true celebration for hundreds of children and parents!