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World Day of the Boy Child - Did You Know?


While still a little-known fact, since 2018, May 16th has been observed as World Day of the Boy Child. It is growing in popularity in parts of India, North America, the Caribbean and on the African continent.

The observance was established by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a university lecturer from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, who is well known as the catalyst behind the global recognition of 19th November as International Men's Day.

Below is a trailer of Dr Teelucksingh introducing the theme for World Day of the Boy Child 2021.

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month and World Day of the Boy Child (WDBC) on May 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST, ACEs Caribbean Community will be hosting "ACEs & The Boy Child", our first "Live" online discussion on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Caribbean.

We will speak with the founder of World Day of the Boy Child, Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, and explore Mental Health and the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences on boys with consulting psychologist, Dr. Kenneth Niles, Chevening scholar and Author, Mr. Juleus Ghunta of Jamaica, and Social Worker and Researcher, Mr. Mark Nicoll of Canada, now based in the Cayman Islands.

ACEs & The Boy Child - 16May2021

At 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday 16th May, please tune in to the Livestream via our YouTube channel at


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