WHAT IS MENTORING?
Mentoring is informal meetings of persons from 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 orientation in our culture, their integration into the Czech environment and especially development of their potential.
WHY RIGHT MENTORING?
Mentoring provides everyone with the possibility of long-term individual support. During the activity there are always two people – a child / youth and his partner – mentor. They have enough time and space to do and can do almost anything to help develop their skills and knowledge, such as:
- sport – dance, ball games, fitness, athletics,…
- creative creation – drawing, painting, graphics, photography, sewing,…
- music – singing, playing musical instruments,…
- development in IT skills – user knowledge when working with PC, but – also programming or computer graphics,…
- visits to cultural events – exhibitions, concerts, theater or film performances, libraries,…
- Czech language learning – play with words, language and practice of Czech language during personal meetings!
- … or just about anything that both of them would enjoy and bring them joy!
INFORMATION FOR MENTORS
Mentor and client meet twice a month for about 1.5–2 hours. It is therefore a three-hour time investment, which can bring children and clients a new direction and dimension in their lives and significantly shift them
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, mentors are methodically led.
They also receive the possibility of supervision, individual consultations and financial support!
wrote about mentoring
“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. “