What does mentorship mean?

mentor shares information and advice about his or her own career path or subject matter expertise, as well as provides guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling to the youth.

mentor may help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts and accessing social networks, and identifying resources within the community that can support our youth clubs and their work.

Mentors have no say in club activities/campaigns and merely support the work that is being done. 

Mentors will not be part of the day to day work of the youth clubs and the Foundation will ensure all mentors are vetted.

Mentors will be accessed and utilized to support clubs and the AKF in our work when needed only.

If you are someone who would like to be listed on our mentorship database, and you have experience, expertise and skills in a certain area of work, sign up.

“Anything that defines someone else as ‘the other’, has to go. Tolerance and understanding must flourish and grow.”
Ahmed Kathrada

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