The mentors in the 24 programme schools have successfully onboarded mentees, with cohorts consisting of a minimum of 30 students each. Following the onboarding, branded notebooks were provided to the selected mentees, who were then introduced to positive affirmations through the “Success Creed,” sparking enthusiastic participation. In some schools, mentors have already started conducting learning sessions on various topics, including self-esteem, temperament, leadership, effective communication, and understanding oneself and the world.
During the onboarding process, schools witnessed a high level of interest, with a minimum of 40 and a maximum of 100 students showing interest in the programme and participating in the aptitude test. Mentors and mentees agreed to have sessions at least twice a week, either during break periods or immediately after school hours. The programme specifically targeted students from JSS1, JSS2, SS1, and SS2, excluding the examination classes.
Here are a few snippets showcasing the mentees’ thoughts during their initial sessions.
“I want to live a peaceful life. I want to read my books and be the child of my dreams. Be a role model to young ones and live a trouble-free life”
“I will make sure that from the program, I will make decisions effectively and efficiently for the good of myself and society as a whole”
“I want to study harder so that I could pass send become a better thing person in future; not to worry about my survival and make my parents proud through this program”
We are also excited to get our first testimonial from the mentoring session!
“The curriculum is so rich and I’m so grateful to TBLF and ACT Foundation for taking the time and pain to do a thorough revision exercise on our training manual.” – Mentor Grace Obi