A joint team of Kite Nairobi and Oxford committee members (with the much appreciated support of CoWA staff members) had the pleasure of training 48 mentors over 4 days in December. The mentors will be at the forefront of delivering the KIte Mentorship Scheme over the coming year.
Training comprised five sessions, covering; ‘The of role of a mentor - what it is and what it isn’t’, ‘Skills for Mentoring’, ‘Approaching difficult issues mentees may face’, ‘Developing entrepreneurial skills and vocational pathways awareness’ and safeguarding.
Mentors were recruited from universities around Nairobi and went through interviews following an interview process. With their recent experience of school and a relatively small age gap between them and the high school aged mentees, we believe the mentors will be relatable role models, able to emphasise with the mentees in the challenges they face. With the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated at the training, we are confident we have recruited high calibre mentors who will contribute greatly to the scheme’s success!
(Special thanks must also go to Patricia’s Aunt, who’s excellent catering was a real highlight of the training!)