Equip to Succeed Mentoring Programme (Ghana)
The aim of our mentoring programme is to equip both our mentees and student mentors with the skills needed to equip them to succeed.
The programme focuses on training University students to support, encourage and inspire young people who are less fortunate to develop their academic ability and to support them as mentors.
In doing so, the programme seeks to also provide our student mentors with the opportunity to develop and articulate the skills they have gained through mentoring to employers.
The programme is divided into two phases, which run side by side.
PHASE 1 OF MENTORING PROGRAMME
Volunteers are trained to mentor young people who are from deprived backgrounds. We have partnered with two orphanages to support their young people.
The mentoring project will be focused on achieving three objectives:
- Increasing academic attainment
- Encouraging young people to achieve
- Supporting young people in developing the knowledge and understanding required to succeed both academically and professionally.
PHASE 2 OF MENTORING PROGRAMME
During the 6 month period of mentoring, there will be a number of workshops including:
- CV Writing and Application writing: How to articulate your volunteering and work experience
- Interview Skills workshops
- Mock Interviews
- Entreprenuership/Business Development
It is anticipated that mentors at the end of the project will be equipped with the following skills:
- Team Work
- Time management
- Problem solving
- Creative and Innovative
- Decision making
- Managing Performance
- Commitment to excellence