AYT is very excited to introduce this new program into its fold as it looks to ensure sustainability and scaling of up of its efforts of skills transfer. Mentorship is an important part of ensuring that the coming generation carry forward best practices in their specific area of interest. AYT has created an online platform through which the mentorship can be done thus known as the E-Mentorship program.
After undertaking research on the kind and services offered in the country on mentorship specifically to the youth, AYT develop this approach as a medium of bridging the gap while exploited technology to appeal and to the youth/ millennials. The program will therefore target successful youth in the country to provide mentorship.
The Mentorship would be undertaken through 6 critical and chronological steps:
AYT has created an online registration form on its website to provide an avenue to interested parties and participants to sign up.
Screening focuses on screening prospective mentors to determine whether they have the time, commitment, and personal qualities to be a safe and effective mentor; and screening prospective mentees to determine if they have the time, commitment, and desire to be effectively mentored.
Matching helps create appropriate mentoring relationships by using strategies most likely to increase the odds that the relationship will be safe and effective. Matching considers individual characteristics about the mentor and mentee in order to foster an enduring relationship. Initiating is the step that formally establishes the mentoring relationship.
This stage would involve meeting between the mentor and the mentee[s] to ensure that they can relate on a one on one basis.
Monitoring and support is critical to mentoring not only to create satisfying and successful relationships, but also to adjust to changing needs of the mentee and mentor, and to ensure safety. Support ensures ongoing advice, problem-solving, training, and access to resources for the duration of a mentoring relationship.
Bringing a mentoring relationship to closure in a way that affirms the contributions of both the mentor and the mentee is essential to ensuring the relationship ends with positive consequences for the mentee. Closure is a normal stage in a mentoring relationship and mentors and mentees should be able to prepare for closure and assess their experience with the relationship.
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