MENTORSHIP

Mentoring is a research-validated intervention that promotes positive youth development by building developmental assets, which are crucial for success in school and life. In EdQuity’s Mentorship Program, primary school participants establish a purposeful relationship with a secondary school participant who provides concrete support and encouragement to assist their healthy youth development and student success.

BENEFITS FOR MENTEES

  • Enhance confidence to set higher goals, take risks and achieve at higher level
  • Receive recognition, encouragement, and psychosocial support
  • Provide access to a support system during critical stages of their academic development
  • Expose to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Facilitate the development of interpersonal skills

BENEFITS FOR MENTORS

  • Gain a sense of personal fulfillment by contributing to someone in need in society
  • Enhance communication, leadership, and management skills
  • Become confident in areas which they successfully provided support to mentee

TYPE OF MENTORING ACTIVITIES

  • Companionship
  • Academic tutoring
  • Perspective broadening (Help with mentee's preparation for Discussion-based Learning sessions)
  • Self-esteem building
  • Life guidance

FREQUENCY OF CONTACT

  • Attend 4 meeting sessions in August, during which mentors assist mentees with preparing for their discussion-based learning
  • Starting from the beginning of the activity until the end of 2020, mentors should keep in contact with their mentees through messaging applications (Whatsapp, email, etc.)
  • Mentors should contact their mentees directly through phone/Zoom/Skype calls or in-person meeting at least once per month

RESPONSIBILITIES OF MENTORS

  • Attend the orientation and training session
  • Commit to offering help to mentee in any way during the program
  • Fill in a Contact Log at the end of each moth
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Report to the organizer of EdQuity or other authorities if they learn of anything that may pose any danger or threat to the student or someone else

MENTOR TRAINING

A training session for all mentors will be held on the orientation day. Mentors will learn the expectations of serving as positive role models and motivating mentees to become their best. They will be equipped with the skills to expand mentee’s life perspectives, overcome obstacles, and develop essential qualities to thrive in school and life.