Mentorship Program for Boys
by The Character Company
The Character Company’s vision is to help raise young boys growing up with absent fathers, to be good men with strong values. They do this by having the boys participate in a long-term, activities-based, MENtorship programme that instils particularly the 5 values of honesty, respect, self-discipline, kindness, and courage.
We believe that through long term MENtorship we can nurture a future generation of men who will be committed to positive family and community values. By offering a personalised MENtorship “service” we build strong relationships that allow us to speak into the lives of the boys and their moms as we get to hear and see more of the challenges they face. Whilst we cannot change the circumstances or environment our boys live in, we can help them to learn how to make better decisions to cope with their circumstances and break negative behaviour cycles that bind them.
Since its inception in 2013, The Character Company (TCC) has experienced that 4 out of 5 boys do not have a positive male role model in their lives. If you consider the significant role that a dad plays in the lives of children to establish a strong value system, set discipline, and give a sense of identity, then you can understand why more than 80% of prisoners come from homes with absent fathers or no positive male role models, and why South Africa is considered the rape capital of the world!...read more