Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more
knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable
person. The mentor may be older or younger, but have a certain area of
expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with
vast experience and someone who wants to learn.
We also see it as a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development. It entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé)”.
As an organization concerned with the social, moral, physical and professional development of children and young adults, and taking into consideration the usefulness of mentoring which share true identity with our core areas of service, we have added mentorship to be part of our existing services.
Our Guiding Principles
We are desirous of effectively implementing the mentorship program under the following principles:
- To build communities of men who shall be modeled into responsible statesmen.
- To show the young adults by way of practice and not by word of mouth only.
- To not only advice or lecture but simply share practical experience with them in a bid to let them understand the price they paid for their decisions as a way of nurturing their minds towards productive thinking.
- To make the beneficiaries our friends to create a friendly atmosphere as a way of encouraging them to express their feelings in the right, for the right purpose and at the right time.
- To reward those with successes so as to encourage others to be inspired for positive action.