Regents Park resident, Ken Houliston has been a passionate local advocate for families for more than 20 years. So it seemed a good match when the former founder and director of the Spot Community Services was appointed as the QLD State Manager of The Fathering Project in Queensland.

Founded in Western Australia, The Fathering Project first began expanding operations in the Eastern States of New South Wales and Victoria, with Queensland the newest addition in August 2019.

The Queensland launch marks the beginning of huge growth for The Project, as it plans to establish 3700 Dads Groups across Australia within five years.

Dads Groups are the Project’s core community outreach activity and are primarily established within schools across Australia. The Groups provide a safe, inclusive and positive environment where father-figures can learn, share, grow and connect with each other, and their kids.

“We know that when fathers are engaged and equipped to be the best they can be – children’s health and wellbeing can benefit hugely,” Mr Houliston said.

Petero Civoniceva has joined many well-known Aussie ambassadors and embraced The Fathering Project. “I am proud to promote this amazing organization. As men we need to work and learn together to ensure all kids enjoy the benefits of a present, engaged and great father or father figure,” Petero said.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing this roll out across both metro and regional Queensland and seeing the real, grass roots difference this will make to lives, homes, schools and communities. We are focusing our startup efforts initially in the Logan and Springfield Regions but would encourage anyone interested to go to our web page www.thefatheringproject.org or phone me (Ken) on 0410620990”.

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