|Chungcheongbuk-do Holds Launching Ceremony of the 3rd Group of 100 Fathers|
Chungcheongbuk-do Holds Launching Ceremony of the 3rd Group of 100 Fathers
- Commencement of the group's activities to create a better social atmosphere for raising children -
On June 22, the Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Government and the Chungbuk and Sejong branch of the Korea Population, Health and Welfare Association (KoPHWA) held an online launching ceremony for the “3rd Chungbuk Group of 100 Fathers.”
* Launching ceremony: 7:00 PM, Tue., June 22, 2021 / Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Office conference room / via Zoom video conferencing
The Group of 100 Fathers is a project jointly conducted by the Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Government and the KoPHWA Chungbuk and Sejong branch to create a better child-raising environment for both parents by improving awareness of the declining birthrate and expanding fathers’ participation in childrearing. The fathers in the group will carry out the tasks (missions) assigned to them by the advisory (mentor) group of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, aiming to communicate with their children and form a happy family.
The 3rd Group of 100 Fathers this year consists of 110 fathers who are living in Chungcheongbuk-do Province.
The launching ceremony was held to announce the commencement of this year's “3rd Chungbuk Group of 100 Fathers,” and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the ceremony was live-streamed via Zoom, a teleconferencing program, from the conference room of the Chungcheongbuk-do Provincial Office.
Two representative fathers attended with their children to receive the letter of appointment. The event proceeded with the reciting of the declaration of the Group of 100 Fathers, the instruction to the group's activities, and an exciting recreation for fathers and their children.
100 fathers will be carrying out online and offline missions every week through the “Official Community for Group of 100 Fathers” until December this year.
This will be an opportunity for them to make cherishable memories with their children every day and post the results on the Community to share the joys and tips of childrearing.
Shin Yong-sik, the Director of the Planning and Management Office of Chungcheongbuk-do, said, “With the birthrate in Chungcheongbuk-do Province reaching 0.98, we are facing a serious situation with extremely low birth rate. It is an important time to raise awareness of childbirth and childrearing, through which both parents could participate in childcare together. I am very glad that the Group of 100 Fathers, where fathers voluntarily participate in childrearing, has been launched. Chungcheongbuk-do will make an active effort to develop policies to overcome the declining birthrate.”