The Worldwide Parenting Programme is a global Mothers’ Union programme that sees local facilitators trained to deliver an 8-12 week course with community groups. The groups usually meet once a week in order to discuss different topics and share parenting experiences. Locally relevant resources guide the groups through sessions that cover the highs and lows of parenting, the parent-child relationship and sensitive issues such as sex education. Above all, the programme empowers individuals and brings together communities from varying ethnicities and backgrounds in order to overcome common parenting challenges collectively.
Since 2020, we have been reviewing our parenting programme and our support for parents and carers both in our worldwide programmes and in the UK and Ireland. Moving forward, we will be working together as one global movement and we look forward to sharing more about our new look programme later in the year, and how we will be building and strengthening the work started by Mary Sumner in supporting parents and carers and enabling families to flourish.