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GREIGHT FOUNDATION MENTORING GUIDE

GREIGHT FOUNDATION MENTORING GUIDE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO ARE WE?

We are a Non- Governmental Organisation currently based in Ghana. We are dedicated to Research, Advocacy and Empowerment. Our Empowerment project –Train-Coach-Mentor’ seeks to train, coach and mentor girls from difficult backgrounds to achieve their dreams and to implement their social change activities to bring change in their communities.

WHY WE NEED YOU!

We are at the second stage of our ‘Train-Coach-Mentor’ project. At this stage we are pairing the girls we have trained to people they can look up to for support-encouragement, motivation, inspiration knowledge and experience sharing so they can achieve their goals and implement their social change initiatives.

WHO IS A MENTOR OR LIFE COACH?

At Greight Foundation, a mentor or life coach is someone who supports- encourages, motivates and inspire a girl to manage her own learning so that she can maximize her potential, develop her skills, improve her performance and become the person she wants to be or bring the change she wants to see in her community.

WHAT WILL BE MY ROLE (S) EXCATLY?

-You will be paired with a girl who you will communicate with regularly.

- You will maintain a supportive relationship with the girl based on respect, empathy, listening and encouragement.

- Help the girl to continue to develop her confidence, skills, potential, talent and networks.

- You will support the girl to access opportunities and provide encouragement and support for them to achieve their goals

-Share your knowledge and life experiences

-To counsel and guide when necessary

WILL I HAVE TO GIVE MONEY TO MY MENTEE (S)?

No. You are not expected to give money to your mentee and your mentee is not expected to ask you for money

WHAT SHOULD BE THE MODE OF COMMUNICATION EBTWEEN ME AND MY MENTEE (S)?

For normal girls

-Emails, Letters that can be posted and Phone calls if you wish

For Visually impaired girls

-voice recordings, phone calls

HOW MUCH TIME AM I EXPECTED TO COMMIT TO MENTROING?

As much time as you wish to communicate with your mentee.

It is encouraged that you communicate at least once a month with your mentee

WHO ARE THE GIRLS AM MENTORING?

These are girls from difficult backgrounds including girls from poor homes, girls living in rural communities and physically challenged girls. They are school going girls between the ages of 12-23 years currently living in Ghana.

WILL I PAID?

This is pure voluntary. It is a life time opportunity to touch and transform a life and to raise a leader.

I AM NOT IN GHANA, CAN I STILL BE A MENTOR

Yes you can mentor a girl through exchange of emails, letters and phone calls if you choose. Majority of the girls do not have access to the internet but exchange through letters is possible.

WHO WILL I BE WORKING WITH?

Greight Foundation Team. You will be contacted to find out how your mentoring sessions are going and if you need any support.You can always ask questions, share your experiences, lessons learnt, suggestions etc as well with Greight Foundation.

WHAT TO DO NEXT?

-Send as a short profile of yourself or CV and a passport picture if you have not already so we pair you with a mentee.

-Indicate whether you would like to mentor a normal girl or a visually impaired girl.

We hope this works for you.
Please feel free to leave your comment below.

Thanks
Sunita Basnet
Coordinator

Comments

Erna Surjadi's picture

This is an honour

Dear Sunita,

I put highly appreciation to what you are doing; and to join the group it is truly an honour to me.

Count me in please; to help people especially girls I like it very much. They can contact me any time.. I have blackberry right now I'm typing on my bed using it..
I am a granny, I was sunday school teacher, lecturer, facilitator and advokator - so I like listening and talking to people.. I hope they will become strong women by the time come..

I will send you my CV - well let me check first where I should send it..
All the best and may God bless you

Best wishes,

ERNA

giftypearl.abenaab's picture

Dear Erna

Dear Erna,
I am on board with Sunita and Dando on this project. It is awesome to read your comments. A Granny who has taught Sunday School, was a lecturer, a facilitator plus advocate? Mum, you have a lot to share and I envy the girl you will mentor. I am tempting to add myself to her so you mentor us both!

In the coming weeks, we will be pairing the girls with you and will start communicating and sharing. You can send your short profile of yourself and a photo.

Please join our 'Girl Mentor' Group on Pulsewire if you have not already done so so we can easily communicate with you. Just click on this link- http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/28748

We will be pairing in coming weeks.
Best Regards

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Founder
Greight Foundation
www.greightfoundation.org

frederica Maima David Gibson's picture

Thanks!

Good Morning Sunita , Iam going to have my CV send to you befor the closed of the day , i will be willing to mentor any one of these lovely girls, Iam a liberian who live in Accra, This is a good work good day for now

Y'ello,
This my new email address freddiegibs@yahoo.com
note that freddygibs is no longer my email address as it was hacked,
Frederica,

sunita.basnet's picture

Hello Maima, Good! Follow

Hello Maima,

Good! Follow this instruction.
http://worldpulse.com/node/29168

Thanks for joining us dear.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Erna Surjadi's picture

Love, Faith and Hope

Dear Gifty, Sunita and Dando,

My high appreciation again for the three of you.
No problem, send me any email or talk to me...; I was counselor about three years on PO BOX 10000 for women's complaint in Indonesia. I used to hear long stories, used to watch people cried, desperate, anger and then compared them when they were laughing, inspired, convinced, releaved and glowing..

Yes, I will send you brief CV..; you may send the girls communication to granny... in Japan they called me mamasan... he hehe due to I was the oldest in the group...
In most of my groups they refused to admit me a granny due to I am not looked old... They said, common Erna you just ruined the granny image.... ha haha...

In my recent group of politician, academic and higher official, one man said: I'm proud now to be grandpa so I am in the same level with grandma Erna... he hehe... People inspired due to men said that..; they loved it; and it was so warm around... Whatsoever, respect and happiness is something you have to build and reach..; not being given right away...

I love if my words made people happier, encouraged and inspired for further actions - due to my life was also not easy and smooth... I understand most of the time the feeling; not necessarily because I learned psychology for 6 months when taking my doctoral degree..
God allowed me facing many occasions: before death; dying moment of relatives and friends, seeing people cured, being victimized, sick, struggling for life against violence, career, friendship, status, financial, abandon, cheating, affairs, patience, love and so on...; and sometimes I was on it..; a victim..
Never give up - ever onward, never retreat...!

I always remember the best of Love, Faith and Hope!
In God YOU got them all - He is always working up to now for the Goodness of people who believed in Him.

I am about 58 with a lovely husband, my highschool class mate; two sons of 31 and 27; one grand son of 22 months.
Wishing you all the best!

ES

Presilicious's picture

Great initiative! Well done

Dear Gifty, Sunita and Dando,

I am excited at the possibility of mentoring, helping a won like me achieve her dreams will be one step closer to reaching my own dream.

I am a 25 years old woman with a Masters degree in Management, Innovation and Change. I currently work with a construction company in Nigeria. I have previously volunteered for the World Bank/ British Council project tagged "debate to action" in 2006/2007. I am a World Bank trained Development Knowledge Facilitator and I have taught over 120 students and Police Officers. Topics range from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Value re-orientation, mentoring sessions and debate for change.

I am happy to forward my CV for your review.

Many thanks for this opportunity and goodluck with Greight Foundation.

Precious.

Positive change is possible

Presilicious's picture

Woman

In my first sentence, I meant woman. This is what happens when you are hooked on worldpulse.com, in between a lunch break.

Well done Ladies!

Positive change is possible

My name is Terri Miller, I am new to WorldPulse and very excited about the things I am seeing here.

I am 40 years old, a mother of two girls ages 17 and 19. I have a B.A. in Liberal Studies and I am currently working on a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies as well as a Business Management degree. I am employed at the University of Toledo, in Ohio as an Inventory Control Specialist. I facilitate the redistribution of surplus university property within the college, to the public and by donating to non-profit organizations.

Please consider me as a possible mentor for one of your groups young women.

Any additional information you may need will be provided.

Regards,

Terri Miller

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