The Transformational Mentoring Programme ran throughout the five weeks in August at various locations in both Calabar South and Calabar Municipal Local Government Areas of Cross River State.
Holiday learning sessions expanded in terms of reach as it began in three schools, to six and then to nine schools. These schools include Magaret Ekpo Secondary School, Off IBB Way; Government Secondary School, Atu; Estate Secondary School, Ikot Ansa; Government Secondary School, Barracks Road; Government Technical College, Mayne Avenue; Government Secondary School, Uwanse; Government Secondary School, Nyanghasang; Government Secondary School, State Housing and West African People’s Institute.
Mentors engaged their respective mentees by facilitating different modules of the TMP Curriculum which include Vision and Goal Setting, Dealing with Peer Pressure, Drug/Substance Abuse, Academic Excellence and Career Planning, Sexual Abuse & Care for Survivors, Personal Values, etc. This was possible because Mentees, with their parent approval, resolved to have their sessions scheduled twice/thrice every week with time spanning from 1 – 3 hours. As it is with every session, mentees are given tasks to assess their knowledge inventory at the end of each module.
In addition, the holiday session experience exposed Mentees to the annual Career Day Conference of the Foundation, the International Youth Day event, talent discoveries as well as developing leadership project initiatives which they will begin to implement from the next academic term.