06 March, 2017


After a long hiatus, Children’s Corner returns courtesy of the South Africa International Men’s Day “Teach Us Peace” Children’s Literacy Initiative and its Chair, South African businessman and Contributing Editor to IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD® Mr. Lethukuthula Nkomo.   The concept for Children’s Corner was created by a brilliant and courageous gentleman who was one of IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R)’s staunchest supporters who preferred to remain anonymous.  The gentleman in question passed away at the age of 96 on 24 May 2010.  During his lifetime he was the center of his family’s universe and worked tirelessly to strengthen and empower his family and the community in which he lived and worked.   He viewed children as the “heart and soul” of the village and believed that mentoring and nurturing the village’s “heart and soul” – its children – was a shared responsibility.  He took the position that providing children with a forum to express themselves contributed to their positive intellectual and psychological development.   Children’s Corner was his gift to the global village’s “heart and soul” --- its children.  It is a gift that defines his legacy --- a legacy that IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD® continues to perpetuate with the help of so many souls.  

Three students who are enrolled in the Africa House College in Gauteng Province, Johannesburg, Africa and participated in the South Africa International Men’s Day “Teach Us Peace” Children’s Literacy Initiative -- Mr. Nhlanganso Tshabango and Mesdames Tanya Ndlovu and Sandile Tshuma  -- make their debut as Contributing Editors to IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD®.    Both the Initiative and Children’s Corner are providing Mr. Tshabango and Mesdames Ndlovu and Tshuma – the global village’s “Emerging Keepers of the Planet” -- with a cathartic and uncensored forum to bare their souls and voice the concerns and issues that tug at their heartstrings.  I must say, that these three talented young souls do not hold back!   In his thought-provoking essay, “Where Is He?” Mr. Tshabango calls for an end to the cycle of Fatherless families.  Ms. Tshuma plunges us down the deep dark abyss of violence and abuse in her essay, “A Letter From The Grave” in which she reminds the Adults of the World that it is never too late to stop violence, war, and poverty, and in her graphic poem, “Daddy, You Terminated Me!”   In “Why Kids Are Fatherless,” Ms. Ndlovu urges Men and Women to “rise up and take care of and control your responsibilities” while offering solutions that will help end Fatherlessness.

You will find Children's Corner in the March 2017 issue of IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) which is scheduled for release on 20 March 2017.

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