Sep 18, 2019

Mentoring for the Better Future

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Mentee

"Nor Luyce NGO has provided me with a lot of opportunities. It allowed me to become active, sociable and gain a lot of friends. It has taught me the steps of building the right future for me, be strong, empathetic and be able to accept everyone. For the first time in my life, I could make my own friends, which means everything to me." – one of our mentees: Maya, expresses her gratitude this way. 

Maya has joined Nor Luyce a year ago. In the beginning she was very shy, closed, and couldn’t express her opinion during the group meetings. She was afraid she would say something that would make others laugh at her. However, thanks to the mentoring meetings and the work that her mentor did, Maya became one of the most active members of our organization, she is very sociable and takes initiatives to meet other mentees of the organization.

Nor Luyce provides opportunities not only to the mentees but also to the mentors. As of now, 27 new volunteers are being trained in how to be a good mentor, how to build trust in their mentoring relationship and what expectations they have from the upcoming mentoring relationship.

As one of our mentors: Liana, says: "Nor Luyce NGO provided me with an opportunity to reveal myself, to improve my communication skills with adolescents and with my peers. This was the very place that allowed me to share my skills and knowledge with my mentees, and also gain a lot of knowledge from the organization during the training and group meetings. I can say that Nor Luyce is the second home that inspired me to thrive." 

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Mentor-mentee pair
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Mentees
Mentor Training
Mentor Training
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Group meeting
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Jul 1, 2019

Using Computer Skills for Public Speaking Practice

During these last three months, a total of 56 participants in Nor Luyce joined a series of classes to help develop new computer skills for future professional employment. Of the 56 participants, 16 mentor-mentee pairs created powerpoint presentations for developing public speaking skills with use of the computer skills developed previously. 20 mentees from Skill-Building Phase gained a number of computer skills as well as 4 mentees of the Scholarship Phase, totaling in 116 hours of training for all participants. 

The mentees of Nor Luyce had the opportunity to make powerpoint presentations on different topics, practice their computer skills, make individual works for their class, and create research papers. Mentoring Phase mentees put together powerpoint presentations with the help of their mentors and after were able to present in front of their peers for their first experience of public speaking.

The mentees of the Skill Building Phase had the opportunity to practice their skills by developing a powerpoint presentation to present their future career plans. Presenting on their career plans and answering questions from their peers helped them to understand what they can do and that they are in control of their future.

The mentees of the Scholarship Phase became efficient in their computer skills by generating and presenting a powerpoint presentation in front of other members of the organization. This event allowed the mentees to utilizing their learned skills and sharing their knowledge

Jun 20, 2019

Mentoring Phase Success Stories

Anna is one of our mentees in our mentoring phase, which is the first phase of our program. When Anna first started at Nor Luyceshe was lacking in self-confidence and was very shy in big groups. Our first experiences with her showed us that she was very timid to speak in our group meetings and slightly embarrassed to share any of her opinions. As time went on and as we were able to interact with Anna more, she gained the confidence to speak her mind and share many of her opinions in group discussions. Anna has developed a sense of self and confidence here at Nor Luyce that has prepared her for taking the steps towards our next phase in the programs. 

The next success story we want to share is another mentee in the mentoring phase, Larisa. Like Anna, Larisa was very shy and quiet while participating in group settings. Now, we are proud to report that Larisa has experienced a big change within her own self-development and has become one of our more active menteesWhile in group meetings, Larisa now has the confidence to join in, in our group discussions while also starting many thought-provoking discussions with other mentees. She has many friends in the group and according to her mentor, she also makes interesting initiatives in organizing individual meetings. 

Over the past 3 months, the mentees in this stage have participated in 3 group meetings, "Conflicts, Conflict Mitigation Strategies", "All Problems Have a Solution" and "Self-Assessing". 

During the “Conflicts, Conflict Mitigation Strategy meeting, the mentees revealed what conflicts they were experiencing in their lives and how those conflicts manifested. Once they discovered the conflicts in their life, they worked on discovering how to overcome those situations with minimal losses.

The goal of the ''All Problems Have Solutions'' mentoring group meeting was to provide the mentors and mentees with the ability to identify and solve problems. This allowed them to understand that they have the ability to control their thoughts and skill to find solutions for the problems that they face. 

The last meeting was on the subject of self-assessment. The meeting helped our mentees and mentors identify their level of self-esteem and gave them the tools to help measure the impact their self-esteem has on their lives.

Within the mentoring phase, mentor-mentee couples have held a total of 144 individual meetings.

Currently, Nor Luyce has organized English Language classesfor the mentees and all the girls are excited to attend the classes.

Over the last few months, volunteers of Nor Luyce have participated in 2 mentoring trainings on "Leadership" and "Discrimination" topics. The meetings contributed to the increase in mentoring skills. Both meetings were held in a safe environment where all participants were able to speak openly and freely on these topics. This was a space and time provided to the mentors for developing open-minds and addressing all challenges associated with the topics. These trainings allow mentors to conduct better work with their mentees and share their learn knowledge and skills with them.

 
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