You don’t need super powers to be a super dad!

Because raising children is not only a woman’s job

You don’t have to be the best football player or singer to be a great father. A super dad is a dad who knows that early moments matter for his children and takes part in giving them the best start in life.

UNICEF Chad/2017/Alliah
When I finished university, I already had 3 children who were living with my parents. Since I was not there to take care of my children they dropped out of school and today I feel bad about it. I wish my last son Sanghor could do better than me and now I’m there to follow his schooling from the beginning.” Djimadoum Noudjimbaye, 38 & Samir Sanghor, 13 months
UNICEF Chad/2017/Alliah
He has been sick for 2 months, because of the water we drink I think. All I want is for my children to be healthy so on top of my job, I bought a piece of land where I grow mangos. This is extra money to take care of my children and keep them healthy.” Mahamat Deir, 40 & Hatoub, 4 months
UNICEF Chad/2017/Alliah
My son Adjolbo is my future, so I put everything in motion so that he can achieve any dream he has. When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher so that I could give a good education to my children. I realized my dream and became a geography and history teacher.” Djongmabe Moise, 37 & Adjolbo, 2 and a half
UNICEF Chad/2017/Alliah
I have 13 children and I cannot afford to send them all to school. I know it seems unfair but I don’t have the money. I want my last girl Achta to become a doctor and for that I will do my best to give her the education she deserves.” Souleymane Oumar, 60 & Achta, 18 months
UNICEF Chad/2017/Alliah
I did not know anything about family planning. Today, I have 15 children but I try to keep them all healthy. I made sure that Khadija is fully vaccinated. At her age, any disease can be dangerous for her life and it is my biggest fear.” Ardep Mahamat, 42 & Khadija, 2 years old.

We are celebrating super dads who play, love and feed their little ones. The first 1,000 days of life are crucial to build a baby’s brain — but you don’t need to have super powers to be a super dad. Join us by sharing a photo of a super dad in your life with the hashtag #EarlyMomentsMatterhttp://uni.cf/superdads