What’s the issue?
Mentoring can help address these challenges by creating positive aspirations and building individual resilience to help overcome vulnerability. When students receive one-to-one attention in culturally relevant ways, they are more likely to make the most of the education they receive.
People from more disadvantaged backgrounds with no or little understanding of the formal work sector may often need more than education if they are to break free from poverty, so why should it just be for businesspeople?
- Mentoring can be most useful for young people who are disadvantaged, which is why we feel it should be included wherever possible in education programmes aimed at these communities.
- Mentoring can help improve school attendance and go some way to overcoming gender-specific barriers for girls.
- Mentoring is not an issue that we see often as part of the global education conversation, but we would like to see that change!
We work on the premise that mentoring is an important part of education, and it’s part of chance to build up personal relationships through which the vulnerable can gain values over the course of the project. Accompaniment gives people a chance to look at the options and opportunities that their education offers and also establishes a sense of direction.
To this end, we are members of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.