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2002, at the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.
As horrific stories of rape, dismemberment and slaughter shook Cassie to his core, one thing became inescapably clear — there had to be a deeper catalyst for this brokenness than what initially met the eye.
15 years of interaction with leaders around the world, hundreds of hours of research and thousands of meetings later, we are even more convinced that fatherlessness wasn’t just an issue facing those refugees.

IT IS THE ISSUE

“Virtually every major social pathology has been linked to fatherlessness.”


Stephen Baskerville

WE BELIEVE
THERE IS A SOLUTION

Founded on common sense and the principles for healthy family, The World Needs A Father is about training communities of men to understand the value of their roles as fathers, and giving them the tools to train other men around them, so that as heaven splashes down in their home, the ripples flow through their community.
Global

Global Influence, part 5 (100!)

Despite the global COVID-19 lockdown, The World Needs A Father’s footprint reaches 100 countries!

2020
Waymakers

Waymakers

A process developed to help young men (from 18 to before marriage) understand what God had in mind when He created man.

2019
Translation

Translation, TWNAF part 3

TWNAF book and workbook have been translated into 23 languages.

2019
Translation

Translation, TMD part 1

The Mother Design workbook and training manual have been translated into 10 languages.

2019
Global

Global Influence, part 4

The World Needs A Father is now active in 95 countries, and growing in influence.

2019
Africa

Africa, part 6

The World Needs A Father movement starts in Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.

2019
Conference

FACE Conference

The inaugural FACE conference was a massive catalyst for connection and learning, attended by delegates from 17 countries (reaching 75 countries in total) with sessions by experts a variety of fields including leadership, neuroscience, early childhood development and more.

Watch the FACE Conference session videos here 2018
Africa

Africa, part 8

The World Needs A Father movement starts in Tanzania.

2018
Global

Global Influence, part 3

The World Needs A Father is now active in over 50 countries.

2016
Translation

Translation, TWNAF part 2

The book The World Needs A Father: A Trainer’s Guide is translated into 8 languages, with a further 11 in process.

2016
The Mother Design

The Mother Design

Formerly “The Brilliant Mother”, the complementary motherhood training “The Mother Design” is launched, and by the end of the year is in over 20 countries.

Find out more about TMD here 2016
The Journey Logo

The Journey

The Journey (the TWNAF youth ministry initiative) is launched.

2016
Training

Flying Solo

The workshop in Lesotho was the first time a Master Mentor training was facilitated by trainers other than Cassie.

2016
TWNAF Logo

Makeover

The World Needs A Father’s visual identity gets a facelift, including a new logo.

2016
Africa

Africa, part 4

The World Needs A Father movement starts in Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, and Uganda.

2016
Jail

The Lazarus Quest

The Lazarus Quest, a prison ministry built on TWNAF principles, is started.

2015
Translation

Translation, TWNAF part 1

The World Needs A Father: A Trainer’s Guide is translated into 4 languages, with a further 16 in process.

2015
Africa

Africa, part 3

The World Needs A Father movement starts in Botswana.

2014
Book

The Book

The first edition of The World Needs A Father: A Trainer’s Guide is published.

Buy the latest version of the book on Amazon here August 2014
Africa

Africa, part 2

The World Needs A Father movement starts in Nigeria, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

2013
Africa

Africa, part 1

TWNAF expands into Benin, the first African country outside of South Africa.

2012
Liftoff

Liftoff!

The first TWNAF training is held at Vredelust Gemeente, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012
Curriculum

Creating the Curriculum

The TWNAF training curriculum is developed.

Download the TWNAF training content here 2011 — 2012
Meeting

The World Needs A Father is Born

After a meeting at a coffee shop in Cape Town, what began as a general urgency to solve the issue of fatherlessness takes on a name, and a movement is born: The World Needs A Father.

2011
Fire

Burning Vision

A burning vision for a fatherhood movement is stirred in the hearts of Cassie Carstens and Gerhard van Eck. After many years of individual personal preparation, they begin planning how to tackle the issue of fatherlessness.

2009 — 2011
Daddy

She Called Him Daddy

Cassie’s newly adopted daughter called him daddy, which inspired research on the Fatherhood of God.

2005
Africa

The Nyarugusu Experience

Cassie has his Nyarugusu experience, and starts investigating the solution to the problems in Africa.

2002
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