The Youth Development Unit of Ungweru held the first mentors training of the Sharing Education and Learning for Life (SELL) Programme from the 9th to the 12th of November 2023. The training was attended by 10 SELL volunteer trainees and aimed to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively guide and support their fellow young people.
The training program incorporated a variety of engaging activities, including basic counselling, input presentation, interactive discussions, group exercises, and case studies. Mentors also had the opportunity to practice their mentorship skills through role-playing scenarios. The training program yielded the following key findings: Mentorship plays a crucial role in supporting the personal and professional growth of the facilitators. Mentorship relationships are built upon a foundation of trust, mutual respect, and open communication. Mentors play a pivotal role in guiding mentees towards setting and achieving their goals.
The mentors training program proved to be a valuable learning experience for all participants. Mentors gained a deeper understanding of mentorship principles and practices, acquiring the skills necessary to effectively mentor. The training program also fostered a network of mentors who can provide mutual support and share best practices. The team is now looking forward to two more trainings for the ten participants for them to fully build their capacity on being a mentor.
We extend our sincere gratitude to all mentors for their active participation in the training program. Their dedication to the SELL programme is making a meaningful impact on the lives of many young people.