MR DAVID HALDER AWARDED 2016 COMMUNITY FATHER OF THE YEAR

01 Sep 2016

FOR EDUCATING ORPHANS, STREET KIDS AND UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS

FATHER OF TWO CHILDREN
Nathan (35) and Mark (33)

AWARDED BY CHILDREN’S CHARITY, THE SHEPHERD CENTRE

The Australian Fathers’ Day Council and The Shepherd Centre have chosen Mr David Halder as the recipient of the Community Father of the Year Award for his work providing food, shelter and education to over 9,000 orphan, disadvantaged children and Community children in Bangladesh through his charity of H.E.L.P-Bangladesh Mission over the years (the Health, Education, Leadership Program) along with some financial support of H.E.L.P International Inc. Australia. Mr Halder will be presented with his award, alongside the 2016 Australian Father of the Year, at Wolfies Restaurant, Darling Harbour at midday on Friday 2nd September 2016.

Father to two, Nathan, 35 and Mark, 33, David saw himself as their primary role model from which they learned respect and tolerance.

‘I am excited and extremely honoured to be awarded Community Father of the Year,’ Halder said.

‘I strongly believe that respect and tolerance are often absent in families these days. We live in a high tech era where we spend more time with tech toys and less time with our children,’ said Halder.

‘It is so important for fathers to love their children and keep loving them as they grow up. Parents should be role models for their children who, in the future, will then be role models for their kids.’

David was born in Bangladesh and came to Australia in 1979 to study theology in Melbourne.

The Community Father of the Year Award aims to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that fathers play within families, and in the wider community.