Mentors & Graduate - inicial meeting at Cimientos
During this year more than 50 members of Cimientos Graduates Network, participate in the new Online Coaching Program. Through this innovating system, low income youth are having online coaching to improve tools and skills that enable them to take full advantage of their future opportunities.
Youths are connected with volunteer mentors through a web site so they can develop coaching sessions and work on useful skills and tools. This coaching is expected to be a space for support, consultation and reflection about each youth's interests, doubts and expectations. Mentors help them in defining their own aims and projects and getting the opportunities to move towards them. This project also reinforces abilities to use new technologies as a key tool for social and professional integration.
This kind of help favors youth to appropriate tools and skills that empower them to have more personal and professional options such as obtaining scholarships and jobs in the long-term. This positively influences their family and community, helping to curb the vicious cycle of social exclusion and poverty in Argentina.
¡4 graduates got a job during their coaching!
Below you can read Liliana´s message to her mentor. Once again, we´d like to thank you for your support because thanks to it, we are changing many low- income youth lives so we hope this partnership is good for you as well and that our reports reflect the great impact of your donations. :)
María and Josefina- Graduates Network Team
Hi María Victoria!!
Thank you very much for your advises! I´ll have them in to account.
Mi first week in work was great! The people I work with is really nice with me (they respect me a lot). We are five, two boys who have been working here for long, and three girls who start working with me, one coordinator and the director, but they are not in the office all the day, they arrive at 1 PM.
I´m in the reception area, but not as a private secretary. The hardest part of the work is when someone asks me thing I don’t know! But immediately I ask to find out the correct answer, I’m doing really good and is my third week here =)
My task is to write down and take note of every person who gets in to the office, ask them the purpose of their visit and after that, derivate them to the person in charge of receiving them.
I have a question to make you, is very important for me. As I’m in the reception, I’m the visible face of the company (that’s what my boss always says me haha). I treat every one in a very formal way, even though they are young or old, I don’t make any difference. Is this all right? I like being polite, it’s a pleasure for me, but my coworkers laugh at me and make me feel i’m doing something wrong.
I hope you don’t laugh with the question =)