What is mentoring?
Mentoring refers to informal meetings of our minor clients – menties (as needed, minimum 6 years, maximum 18 years) and trained volunteers – mentors.
The aim is to support children and adolescents in becoming well-acquainted with our culture, to help with their integration into the Czech environment and especially to develop their potential.
Mentoring is supported by:
Why choose mentoring?
Mentoring provides for long-term individual support for everyone. There are always two people involved in the particular activity – a child / youth and his partner – mentor. They have enough time and space for themselves and they can do almost anything to help develop the child’s skills and knowledge, such as:
- sports – dance, ball games, fitness, athletics,…
- creative activities – drawing, painting, graphics, photography, sewing,…
- music – singing, playing musical instruments,…
- development of IT skills – user-level knowledge of working with PC, but also programming or computer graphics,…
- visiting cultural events – exhibitions, concerts, theater or film performances, libraries,…
- learning Czech language – playing with words, language and practising the Czech language during personal meetings!
- … or just about anything that both the mentie and the mentor enjoy and it makes them happy!
Information for Mentors
Mentor and client meet twice a month for about 1.5–2 hours. It is therefore a three-hour time investment per month, which can bring children and clients a new direction and dimension in their lives and shift them significantly.
At the beginning, volunteers receive a full day mentoring training, learn a lot about migration issues, our organization and clientele issues.
Throughout the mentoring relationship, the mentors have methodical support.
They can also make use of supervision, one-to-one consultations and financial support!
Written words about us...
“I am a mentoring client myself and I am very satisfied. I always enjoy meeting and I enjoy it very much. Always, in all cases, something fun, interesting is done. One experiences something new and recognizes newer and newer things and places. ”
“I really enjoy it! We dance, practice and talk a lot to everyone. ”
“I always look forward to it! I learn to work with the computer, edit things and do it the way I like. ”
“Mentor is like a joking friend who doesn’t laugh at knowing or knowing something. When we don’t see each other, we write. ”
“I’ve never done anything like mentoring. I always look forward to meeting you. She, my partner, inspires me. ”
“I think it makes sense. Big overlap. I’m glad I can spend time with someone who values it. And it’s also great that I not only give, but also get. My mentality has taught me a lot of things! ”
“I am glad I am starting to plan more exactly what we will and will not do, and I am also increasingly aware of the values that mentoring gives me.”
“InBase is full of nice and helpful people who devote their time to making children smile on their faces and creating a safe community for them to enjoy a lot of fun and develop a lot of skills. Thanks to my six months of mentoring, I gained a lot of beautiful experience and the time spent with my ward was beneficial for both of us, thanks to InBaz I got a new friend. ”
“I entered the project with enthusiasm, though I had no idea how such a mentoring relationship could develop and how the meetings would look like. All the more surprisingly, I had the opportunity to meet an incredibly talented and intelligent young lady over the past six months. Together we visited several inspirational exhibitions, took countless photos, met new places, ate a lot of sweets, but, above all, we shared joy and sorrow together, gave each other a lot and laughed extended life for a nice number of years. Thanks to mentoring, I not only learned more about a different culture and my great mentality, but also a little more about myself and I met a lot of new people from different spheres, which was not only associated with mentorship. I can not fail to mention the incredible support and constant enthusiasm of the project coordinator – Vendy, whose energy is inexhaustible and certainly contagious. And although the previous lines may sound like phrases or perhaps clichés, I haven’t regretted my involvement in the last six months, and I recommend to all hesitant (on either side) mentoring, because it’s a priceless experience. “