Who is a mentor? An India Forward mentor is a guide and a source of support for our scholars in various aspects of their lives. Our goal is to be able to aid in the well rounded growth in our scholars, and in this regard our mentors will be our frontline men and women. By becoming actively involved in their extracurricular interests, personal development and academic performance, India Forward Mentors will be the difference between making an impact and making a transformative impact on our scholars. How does this work?
Mentors will be trained to professionally guide the scholar and will have the flexibility to develop a unique relationship with the him/her. Training, modules, guidelines and close interactions with the Mentorship Team will provide a framework within which mentors can work. At the same time, these will be flexible in nature so that mentors and scholars can build their own relationship. Details, give me details.
Each mentor works with a single India Forward Scholar for a minimum of one academic year with initial phases being more involved but this involvement being more periodic and stable in the long run. Why is this important?
A mentor is crucial because it gives our scholars opportunities to engage with someone who can guide them with career advice, emotional support, and help form social networks in their field of interest. A mentorship allows the mentor the opportunity to guide a young individual while gaining a great learning experience. The mentor-scholar relationship is valuable because of it’s nature of being a relationship significantly focused on growth. This kind of relationship may be found with friends or family, but it may be difficult to come across in this way because it is a question of chance. The mentor-scholar relationship is one that is consciously cultivated in this direction.
What do I need to be a mentor?
We are looking for residents of Bangalore city, between 20-30 years old, who can be available once a month for the duration of the program.