Fathers reading fairy-tales to their kids in Kharagauli kindergartens
15 February, 2019
Fathers reading fairy-tales to their kids in Kharagauli kindergartens
Children in Kharagauli (a district in Imereti, west Georgia) kindergartens have recently been informed about great news: their fathers are going to be the ones who will be reading fairy-tales for them. The project “Daddy, read me a fairy tale” has been launched since the beginning of February. The project will entail fathers’ active engagement in the learning and upbringing process of the Kharagauli kindergartens.

There is a tendency in Georgia that fairy-tales are usually read to children by their mothers.
Men are mostly regarded as the main breadwinners resulting in considerably low participation in their children’s upbringing process. “Daddy read me a fairy tale” aims to improve the inequality in that regard. The project is planned to be expanded with other similar activities in the future.
kharagauli_mencare
The project "Daddy, read me a fairy tale" in Kharagauli kindergartens, Photo courtesy: www.chemikharagauli.com

The kids seem to be happy with the initiative. They are encouraged to ask questions to their fathers about a fairy tale and its characters. Some of the fathers even created paintings with the kids based on fairy-tales.

It is worth mentioning that in recent years there have been various projects and activities performed in order to raise awareness about the importance of father’s engagement in children’s learning and upbringing process.

In 2016, an interesting campaign was launched in Georgia. It was organized by the United Nations Joint Program for Gender Equality with the help of the Government of Sweden and UNFPA Georgia named “Mencare”.

A survey, carried out in Georgia in 2013 by UNFPA shows that roles and relationships are not equally distributed between men and women. Due to inequitable stereotypes, Georgian men hesitate to take full responsibility to be equitable fathers, partners, husbands, and family members.

anatoli_boisa_mencare
Georgian basketball player Anatoli Boisa for Mencare, Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/mencaregeorgia/

The campaign implemented popular TV programs, such as “Daddy, read me a book” and “A Letter to a child” (the blog for fathers to voice the importance of men’s care) contributing to the promotion of men’s engagement as fathers. Various Georgian celebrities, actors, basketball players, musicians, and TV presenters joined the campaign. They try to break stereotypes about what is defined as men’s or women’s responsibility.

First photo courtesy: www.chemikharagauli.com

Related stories:

Mencare – the campaign for gender equality and happy family

From basketball to wine-making – wine of Vladimer Boisa name brand

Explore Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Why should we invest in children?
Print
Other Stories
David Koma on the shortlist of applicants for the British Vogue Fund
The shortlist of applicants for the British Vogue/BFC Fashion Fund was announced yesterday on the 14th of February.
Mr. Valentine 2019 to be revealed soon
Mr. Valentine 2019 contest has already revealed 20 finalists.
U.S. Embassy in Georgia Congratulates Giorgi Shvelidze on his ASC Spotlight Award
Giorgi Shvelidze, Georgian cinematographer was awarded with the Spotlight title by the American Society of Cinematographers on the 9th of February.
Who were Georgian models in gloomy 90s?
During the “gloomy 90s”, when people lacked electricity, gas, water, and basic necessities in Georgia,
Wonderful singing of Bayar Şahin’s daughters
The daughters of Bayar Şahin, a Georgian pearl in Turkey possess wonderful singing skills just like their father.
Adriana Lima wearing David Koma at Maybelline NYFW
Adriana Lima has recently appeared in David Koma’s dress at the Maybelline New York Fashion Week Party February 2019.
Kendall Jenner wearing Demna Gvasalia on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Kendall Jenner, American model, and TV star has recently appeared in Demna Gvasalia’s dress on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Georgian Giorgi Shvelidze awarded at the American Society of Cinematographers
On the 9th of February, the American Society of Cinematographers celebrated best films, remarkable achievements and contributers to the industry.
Internationally recognized female artists from Georgia
There are the most popular female Georgian artists living and pursuing their careers in different countries of the world.
Georgian Farmer Nino Zambakhidze attending Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative
The United States promotes women’s global development and prosperity with the signing of a National Security Presidential Memorandum by President Trump which took place on the 7th of February.
GQ magazine - Demna Gvasalia among super-duper incredibly important people
Demna Gvasalia, a Georgian designer is among 50 super-duper incredibly important people selected by the British magazine about fashion GQ.
Barack Obama behind the scenes - exclusive interview with his photographer
Anna Wilding served as the President Obama’s White House photographer.
The Statue of Happiness erected in Tbilisi
On the 1st of February, the Statue of Happiness was erected in front of the State Medical University, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
Demna Gvasalia’s extraordinary Money Sandals for Vetements
Demna Gvasalia shocked the fashion lovers one more time by his new Money Sandals.
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze wearing Vetements
Tbilisi city mayor Kakha Kaladze was seen wearing a cotton hoodie from Vetements Spring/Summer 2019 collection by the Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia.
Mariah Carey may perform in Georgia
American singer Mariah Carey may arrive in Georgia within the framework of the Check in Georgia project, - Giorgi Kobulia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, said.
Hollywood star Dolph Lundgren visiting Georgia for "Ragnar" commercial
Dolph Lundgren, a Swedish actor, will pariticpate in a Ragnar commercial in Georgia.
Nanuka Gudavadze’s photo session for ANOUKI
Nanuka Gudavadze is a Georgian model.
7 citizens died from suspected CO poisoning in Tbilisi
Police are investigating the incident that took place on Ketevan Tsamebuli street, leaving seven people dead.
Miss Georgia 2009 to marry Rustavi 2 TV channel owner
Nanuka Gogichaishvili, a famous Georgian model and a former TV presenter of one of the leading TV broadcasting company Rustavi 2 is marrying to Nika Nakopia.
The Sun: Georgian girl speaks about Jack Shepherd
A 24-year old Georgian Maiko TChanturidze has spoken about the moment Jack Shepherd admitted he was wanted over the death crash.
New shirt with “Kmara” and “Borjghalo” symbols by Demna Gvasalia cost 491.67 Euros
Demna Gvasalia is a Georgian fashion designer, the creative director of Balenciaga and head designer of Vetements.
Returning from Germany to be a role model in Georgia
Tina Davadze, a young entrepreneur from Georgia, creates leather accessories in Kharagauli, Imereti (western region of Georgia).
Bera among 12 gorgeous men breaking beauty standards
Georgian rapper Bera Ivanishvili is among “12 Gorgeous Men Who Made Us Forget About Beauty Standards”.
Lia’s Georgian Cookery School opening in Oxford
The Oxford Times has recently published an article about Lia’s Cookery School opening in Oxford in January this year.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
14.03.2019
15.03.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6872
2.6864
EUR
1
EUR
3.0349
3.0372
GBP
1
GBP
3.5331
3.5546
RUB
100
RUB
4.1033
4.1034
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.6864
EUR
1
EUR
3.0372
GBP
1
GBP
3.5546
RUB
100
RUB
4.1034
March 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31