As part of the Erasmus+ EU Funded Programme called Mentorpower, the National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco organised a Training Programme for past pupils and friends of Don Bosco at St. Patrick’s Salesian School in Sliema, Malta. 30 participants from Italy, Slovakia, Malta and Ireland gathered together between Wednesday 27th March 2019 and Monday 1st April 2019 to attend a training programme on becoming a mentoring for young people who are homeless or lack the support of a family.
The Erasmus+ MentorPower Project aims to build a strategic partnership and cooperate to learn more about the power of mentoring young people in the Salesian charism. It seeks to train people to be become mentors to assist the most vulnerable young people. Each organisation will be also following up on their training and taking up different initiatives and social projects in their country.
During the Training Programme, the participants had the opportunity to share with each other their experiences of pastoral work and learn on the knowledge, values and skills of mentoring young people.
As part of the project, the Project Partners will be publishing a handbook and training manual on mentoring young people who are homeless of lack the support of a family. This summer, the Maltese Past Pupils will be opening a new home called Marvelli Residence for young people who need housing support.