These days, seeing a father walking with a pram might not be such a spectacle. But 104 men with prams marching through the streets of Ringwood is certainly a sight to see. Man With A Pram is an initiative of community start-up Dads Group Inc (DGI), and is just one of the ways they bring fathers together for the wellbeing of Australian families.
To many modern parents, like their founder Thomas Docking, the prospect of having a newborn child is as terrifying as it is exciting. Through the process of becoming a father himself, Docking came face-to-face with the lack of community resources available to fathers. By founding Dad’s Group, he went about changing that in a very direct fashion. His goal is that every father in every community can have access to a local Dads Group, where they can have a barbecue, have a chat, and have the support of families outside their own.
Half of the men at Dando are Dads, and we connected with DGI’s cause straight away. We put the full force of our creative energies behind the build of their website and app; we hope it helps them spread their message far and wide. We’ll keep you updated as they take their efforts to a nation of fathers.
Check out their website, and the details of their app launch here.