Youth Mentoring Program
Challenges Facing Youth Education
“While growing up in my country of Sudan, we faced many challenges in figuring out what path to take in life during our high school years. In a country of political turmoil, and instability, we did not have access to mentoring programs nor any good role model, regardless, we made concerted efforts to tap into the Sudanese collective spirit of where everyone one gives you advice, and as a result, we found ourselves listening to various people guiding us to pursue careers and education. This was at best ad hoc basis and could be counterproductive with many inputs, consequently, we stumbled quite a great deal of time before we found our calling to help in furthering humanity. Therefore, we believe deeply in our hearts that advancing the potentials of human dignity can only happen by unleashing their power. When this is achieved, it’s our belief that each person would attain a remarkable capacity to do good and succeed in making our world a better place.” -Founder Hashem Mekki
Mentor To Mentee
To promote connection and accountability while inspiring the younger generations. A student is assigned to a mentor either locally in their country of residence to another student who is in the local higher education institution. Another option is also being a penpal i.e. mentoring virtually via a distant connection. Mentors can be individuals, organizations, community members in the diaspora, or whoever lives locally within the community and willing to act as mentors for the duration of the mentee’s academic growth.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”