Lend a Hand and Let's Grow Together

by Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (Association in Support of Contemporary Living)
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Lend a Hand and Let's Grow Together
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CYDD mentors meeting online
CYDD mentors meeting online

 

Dear donor,

In order to reveal the impact of the Mentoring Project, an impact analysis study was conducted in the 10th year of the Project. In this context, the mentees participating in the Mentoring Project and other scholarship students of CYDD who are not participants of the Project were compared in terms of behaviors, abilities and self-concept.

. Mentees participating in the Mentoring Project seem to be more interested in their own careers and more skilled in collecting information to achieve their career goals.

. In the study, it was revealed that the Project had positive effects on the career adaptability of the mentees.

. Mentees have statistically significant high self-efficacy in fulfilling career planning and problem solving tasks.

In 2022-2023 school year we are aiming 1000 pairings but we already have 1200 mentee and 300 new mentor applications. Our mentor pool is increasing every year with new applications.

We have started our mentor trainings and mentee trainings will follow soon after.Below is a short summary of the past 10 years of the Project.

Thank you for the support you have been giving to our Project..

CYDD mentors meeting face-to-face
CYDD mentors meeting face-to-face
10 years of mentorship project in numbers
10 years of mentorship project in numbers
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CYDD Menti students
CYDD Menti students

Dear donor,

As we start the second decade of our project, this year we aim to reach 1000-1200 mentor-menti pairs from all CYDD branches that give university scholarships.

An important decision taken this year is to have as many as possible mentors from among CYDD alumni. The prerequisite for being a mentor is a work experience of minimum 3 years and priority will be given to CYDD graduates who have been in the workplace for at least three years. We hope to have some young mentors who previously were menti students in the first years of the same project.

Another breakthrough in the project is the implementation of an impact analysis study. During the first ten years of the project, internal assessments and evaluations were regularly made with questionnaires sent to both menti students and their mentors. At the end of our tenth year we have started a more thorough impact analysis study in collaboration with Ms Kizbu who is the Director of Independent Evaluation Laboratory at Koç University Istanbul. The results of this first survey will be available by mid August and we hope to share it with you in our next report.

We thank you for supporting our project and look forward to your donations.

Kindly yours,

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Face to face career trainings
Face to face career trainings

Dear donor,

Starting in January, several seminars and “Awareness meetings among mentis” were organized by CYDD Project team

Journalist-writer Demet Cengiz was the guest of our first meeting in February. Our guest talked about her journalism, writing and forestry careers and about what she learned from important people she met as a journalist.

The second meeting held in March was about “Mentoring in the Digital World”. Our guest was EMCC Turkey (European Guidance and Coaching Association) Social Responsibility Projects team leader and Google certified mentor Banu Aykn Köylüer.

A special 8 week program “First Step to My Career” was designed for 3rd and 4th grade mentiis and volunteers from GE Turkey Women’s Network team are giving the seminars. Subjects are Inspiring Women-Guest speaker, Effective CV Creation, Developing Interview Skills, Motivation, Working OutLoud (WOL) workshop, Personal Branding, Networking.

Various CYDD branches taking part in mentorship project are also organizing educational seminars for the students of their branch:

Mersin CYDD : Job Search skills training

Ankara CYDD: Career planning and CV preparation

Eskisehir CYDD : Time management training

Merter CYDD: Career days talks “ effective communication” “interview techniques” “speeches to listen” “first step in the career path- an effective CV”

Seminars will be continued in April and May and you can read about them in our next report.

Thank you for supporting our university students with your donations.

Kind regards,

First step to my career seminars by GE volunteers
First step to my career seminars by GE volunteers
February seminar
February seminar
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March seminar
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Ankara Umitkoy branch mentor training
Ankara Umitkoy branch mentor training

Dear donor,

 

This is the 10th year of our mentorship project and we have come a long way.We had started the pilot project with only 5 CYDD branches 10 years ago.We now have 60 of our branches taking part with well-organized project teams and 700 new students benefiting in a single year.

Until recently the mentor-menti pairings were all done by the CYDD headquarters project team. This year however, this responsibility was delegated to the project teams in the branches and all interviews and pairings were done locally under the supervision and coordination of the headquarters team. This is a great step in the capacity building of the project and reaching out to all branches where there are university scholarship students is now a realistic dream.

 A total of 15 mentor and menti trainings were done online in October totalling to 78 hours with a participation of 1077 mentor and menti candidates and 25 CYDD volunteer trainers. Some branches started face-to-face mentor and menti trainings but the majority of meetings are still done on-line.

Starting in January various educational seminars will be available to menti students and supervision meetings will be held with mentors.

Thank you for being with us all these years..

Gratefully yours,

Ankara Umitkoy branch mentor face-to-face training
Ankara Umitkoy branch mentor face-to-face training
On-line mentor training
On-line mentor training

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Dear donor,

We are proud to announce that this year will be the 10th year of our Project!

Our Project is now well known among CYDD branches and university scholarship students and this year 55 branches will be participating with 800 students. So far we have reached some 2000 students and the Project capacity is now increasing geometrically.

During the summer months, our Project team held meetings with various corporations to provide mentors and resource support to the Project. Protocols were made with Henkel, Unifree, Apsiyon Software and Impact 2030 Initiative (among whose founding partners there are many forward-thinking companies such as IBM, Google, UPS, Pfizer and many others).. Collaborations were also made with various organizations to provide training to mentees during our 10th year. Seminars will thus be organized with Akbank Academy, YetGen MEF University and General Electric during the new school year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our donors who believed in our Project from the start and keep supporting our students..

Kind regards,

Pilot meeting for mentor trainers August 11th
Pilot meeting for mentor trainers August 11th

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