Adults (age 20+), Middle Childhood (age 6 to 12), Young Children (age 0 to 5)
Private Human Services Organization
Ethnic minority fathers and their kids teamed up to produce animated films in the ‘Dads in Demand’ project in Harrow and north London, UK. The project was run by the Campaign for Learning in partnership with the Fatherhood Institute in the UK The project''s goal was to reach out to fathers who have little contact with the school environment and lack an understanding of the importance of their role in their children’s education. A further aim was to involve these fathers in developing innovative learning activities with their children, based on new media and technology.
A total of 45 dads from a range of ethnic backgrounds – including Somali, Afghan, Asian, Polish and Romanian – were involved over a period of three months. The fathers were recruited through the schools. Personal invitations were sent by children to their fathers or other male carer.