Power of Good Mentorships to Shape a Better Humanity

Celebrating the National Mentorship Month 2021, thanking all the mentors, mentorship facilitators, and encouraging kind-hearted individuals to contribute to the mentorship programs.

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“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.” — Marie Curie

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Genuine and quality Mentor-Mentee relationships are crucial for the progression of humanity as well as individual wellbeing.

What to Expect from the Mentorships

Mentorship is a two-way relationship. It is not about a mentor teaching or lecturing to a mentee. It is about building a good relationship between two and sharing knowledge, experience, and some part of their lives with each other.

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How do mentorships work, and Where to Start?

Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI)

Their program is well structured, organized, and professionally maintained by a great team.

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“Global Mentorship Initiative is a non-profit org that provides coaching and business skills to underserved college students through online mentorship. GMI was created from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Initiative to help prepare students for their first career job using a training model that makes it easy to be a great mentor. GMI provides everything you need to guide a student.

GMI work with universities in the US, South Africa, Jamaica, Senegal, and Sri Lanka and the program is 14 one-hour structured online sessions with a student as they prepare for their job search.”

You can learn more about GMI at globalmentorship.org.

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References and Some Inspirational TED Talks about Mentoring

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