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Pljevaljski tamburasi promote active fathers

© UNICEF / Momir Krivacevic / 2009
Pljevaljski tamburasi playing and singing together with children in Pljevlja's preschool in order to promote active fathers

PLJEVLJA, OCTOBER 21, 2009 – Famous Montenegrin band Pljevaljski tamburasi paid a visit to the preschool “Eko-bajka” in their hometown Pljevlja today in order to promote active fathers on the north of Montenegro.

Key messages of the campaign are that children always have time to play, smile, cuddle and listen to a story, while we would like to add to that that children always have time to sing. That is exactly what we will show today in the preschool “Eko-bajka” in Pljevlja” Ibrahim Ipko Gerina from Pljevaljski tamburasi band.“It is an honour for us to support the campaign of the Ministry of Health and UNICEF “The Early Years-An Opportunity of a Lifetime”. We hope that our visit to the local preschool will influence Pljevlja’s current and future fathers. Key messages of the campaign are that children always have time to play, smile, cuddle and listen to a story, while we would like to add to that that children always have time to sing. That is exactly what we will show today in the preschool “Eko-bajka” in Pljevlja” says Ibrahim Ipko Gerina from Pljevaljski tamburasi band.

UNICEF Programme Specialist Branka Kovacevic joined the bend in their visit to Pljevlja’s preschool today and pointed out that one of the messages that “we want current and future fathers to hear and think about today is that being a father is an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Research shows that when men play a significant and active role in their children’s lives, the children do better at school, score higher on intelligence tests and experience behavioural problems more rarely.

UNICEF and the Ministry of Health launched “The Early Years – An Opportunity of a Lifetime” campaign based on the UNICEF’s research from June 2009, which showed that:

• 41% of mothers mainly visited the doctor alone during pregnancy
• Only 7% of fathers are present at the delivery
• 37% of breastfeeding mothers are without any help in relation to the nutrition and breastfeeding, cleaning and bathing the child
• 59% of fathers does not know how their child is fed
• Only 7% of fathers are involved in teaching a child his/her first moral principles – what is good and what is bad
• On average, Montenegrin parents read a story to and with their children only once a week
• Fathers participate less in education activities, but more often watch TV and go for walks with children

 

 
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