Involvement as a mentor is an excellent leadership development experience. Mentors use their strength in communication, planning and managing small teams to ensure that every session is a shared opportunity for learning and growth.
Could you be a Mentor?
Our mentors all share the same basic qualities: a sincere desire to actively interact with a group of young and often vulnerable students, a healthy respect for our scholars and their heritage, and a motivation to share knowledge, thoughts, experiences and ideas.
"Volunteering for AkarakA gives me a special sense of accomplishment, as my support to our AkarakA scholars contributes to their chances to reach for a better future, which otherwise they might not have. On regular basis I organize workshops and group activities to complement their studies with life skills, so to enhance their readiness for starting a rewarding professional career, as well as being able themselves to give back to other disadvantaged young talents.” - Andreas Michel
We aim for small group meetings where 2-3 mentors meet the same group of 3-4 scholars 8-10 times a year. More...
Our scholars are often the first in their extended family to attend university. When it comes to taking the next step into paid employment they need some assistance learning the key skills involved in presenting themselves optimally.