TYEE in collaboration with the Breadfruit Consulting successfully completed a two days introductory mentoring workshops in Nuku'alofa on 11 & 12 November 2019 facilitated by Mr. Chris Elphick of Breadfruit Consulting. The workshops were focusing on developing a TYEE Youth Mentoring Programme to be known as 'Mentor Me' and the skills and attitudes required to becoming a Mentor and a Mentee. TYEE is pleased with the responses from potential mentors, our young mentees and young entrepreneurs who attended the two days workshop. TYEE is grateful for Elphick's expertise, contribution and support towards the development of this important programme.
The Mentor Me is the fourth pillar of TYEE's vision and mission;
To become the leading youth employment and entrepreneurship support service organisation in Tonga.
To bridge the gap by building the capacity of the youth to embark on their journey, to make a life they aspire to live through appropriate and relevant connections to work-readiness and life-skills training opportunities, employment opportunities, creating employment opportunities through entrepreneurship (and information and communications technology ICT) and mentorship support.
in which the Mentor Me will not be a stand alone programme, but rather it will be linking to TYEE's existing training opportunities, employment and entrepreneurship programmes with the goals 1). to help young Tongan entrepreneurs grow their businesses in a sustainable way, 2). help young Tongan people develop their own futures and careers.
There is a saying that successful people never reach their goals, alone! This is very much align with why TYEE is focusing and investing in Mentor Me to be important and valuable to our young people's own-self development, futures, careers and businesses.
Next steps, there is still work to be done and we need your support. The Mentor Me programme process and procedure will be rolling out soon in Tongatapu including a vigorous recruitment process for a local Programme Manager, Mentors and Mentees in collaboration with the Breadfruit Consulting. We aim to launch the Mentor Me programme next year 2020. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Lusia Latu-Jones at TYEE office via email: [firstname.lastname@example.org]