Most young people grow up without having a formal mentor and this role is fulfilled informally through family members, a family friend, a teacher, or a neighbour. Some young people, especially those with fewer opportunities especially those who are homeless or without the support of a family or unemployed, grow up without reaping the benefits of mentoring which often has a significant bearing on one’s development particularly while settling down.
Mentoring is essentially a form of interaction between youth workers and young people aimed at guiding same on the path to adulthood. Through mentoring, young people know that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.
This training seeks to support the capacity building of youth workers by developing and sharing effective methods in reaching out to marginalised young people. Mentoring young people with fewer opportunities can be a valuable human resource asset.
The objectives are:
• To train youth workers/youth leaders on how to incorporate mentoring in their work and to promote mentoring as part of their work with young people.
• To increase the capacity and competence of these youth workers/youth leaders to seek sustainability in their work through mentoring programmes.
• To disseminate and share a handbook on mentoring youth with fewer opportunities among youth workers and youth organisations.
The training will be held on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th December on a residential basis. Venue to be confirmed. Those who successfully complete the training will be offered the possibility of mentoring young people as part of the MentorPower Service.
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