A dad is respected because he gives his children leadership.
A dad is appreciated because he gives his children care.
A dad is valued because he gives his children time.
A dad is loved because he gives his children the one thing they treasure most: himself.
~ Author unknown
With Father’s Day only two days away, we take this opportunity to showcase some of the dads and grandfathers we have encountered through our work both in India and Africa. Click on the images to see bigger versions. It’s not too late to send an eCard to your father, grandpa, or spouse. Celebrate him with an eCard and a meaningful gift that honours him and helps fathers and families in Africa and India.
Ebenezer picks up his 11-year old daughter, Perpetual, after eye surgery at Tarkwa Municipal Hospital in Ghana, Africa. (Photo by Wairimu Gitahi)
A young Indian dad helps to bathe his toddler while outside in a slum street. (Photo by Peter Carrette.)
David with his daughter Cheruyiot and son Ian (right). Ian’s sight was restored at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya, after an eye injury that almost blinded him. (Photo by Wairimu Gitahi.) Click the photo to see Ian’s story in A brush with blindness.
A grandfather and grandson carefully watch a photographer as he walks through a village in India capturing images. (Photo by Peter Carrette.)
Kwame is happily reunited with his family after a successful cataract surgery at Watborg Eye Hospital in Ghana. (Photo by Wairimu Gitahi.) Click the image to read more about Kwame’s story here.
Isn’t she sweet? An Indian dad looks proudly at his little girl. (Photo by Peter Carrette.)