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Men’s Support Group Formed, Registered

An awareness drive with the theme “Stand Up! Step Up! Take A Stand! will be held at De Vos on the Park in Suva tomorrow.
21 Aug 2019 13:28
Men’s Support Group Formed, Registered
Paul Isaac Morrell

He resigned from his job as a school teacher to establish the first organisation in the country to address various issues faced by men.

The Men Empowerment Network (MEN) has been formed and registered to assist men who are suffering in silence because of various issues.

It is the brainchild of Paul Isaac Morrell, who was a school teacher and trainer before taking up his new role.

Mr Morrell said he came up with the idea to establish MEN because he saw that there was a need in society for an organisation for men

“It’s about empowering men to be better fathers and husbands. We will provide a lot of services like counselling, workshops and boot camps for men,” he said.

“All programmes will be geared at addressing challenges faced by men, the different issues they have, and also health awareness.

“Men are facing substance abuse and domestic violence and this is the first thing that we will address so that it benefits the whole family.”

Mr Morrell said he was currently in the process of securing funds from various corners to carry out the activities of MEN.

An awareness drive with the theme “Stand Up! Step Up! Take A Stand! will be held at De Vos on the Park in Suva tomorrow.

The first session will be from 8 am to 12 pm and the second session will be from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Men who are interested in attending the event will have to pay $20 each.

The organisation will have a similar programme in the Western Division next month followed by others in the Northern and Eastern divisions before its official launch.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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