IMG_0176

Posted by & filed under Project Updates.

On August 7th and 8th 2015, Mentor Me India and Rosy Blue Foundation co-hosted India’s First National Mentoring Conference aimed towards ‘Building a Mentoring Culture in India’: Over 2 days and 12 sessions, 29 expert speakers, 50 organisations and 100+ participants came together to work towards common goals and vision to ensure quality mentoring relationships.

IMG_0024

The keynote address was delivered by renowned Bollywood screenwriter, actor and director, Amole Gupte (Taare Zameen Par fame)

Several different aspects of mentoring were covered by industry experts, from how to design a mentoring experience to the importance of child safety, and from recruitment of volunteers mentors to assessing the impact of these mentors in the life of the children.

IMG_0176

For the first time ever, founders of mentoring organisations got together to tell their story. Samyak Chakrabarty (the Green Batti project), Dayoung Lee (Mentor Me India), Puja Roongta (Akanksha Foundation), Trishya Screwvala (The Lighthouse Prohect), Arundhuti Gupta (Mentor Together) and Luis Miranda (Take Charge)

One of the highlights of the two days were the amazing stories of change from 3 different actors of existing mentoring relationships: an organisation, a mentor, and a mentee, giving everybody a reason to connect to the cause.

rakesh

Rakesh Saha, from Make A Difference, walking us through the story of Lilavati and her mentor Aditi

We are very proud and happy that participants gave very positive feedback about each and every session: the variety of speakers was highly appreciated for the range of viewpoints and opinions they shared, and attendees felt that the conference covered all aspects of mentoring – the theoretical, operational and emotional.

Participating organizations include: Apne Ap Women Collective, Antarang Foundation, Apnishala, Atma, Avanti Fellows, CCS, Dasra, Door Step School, Godrej, The Great Eastern Shipping Co., The Green Batti Project, HSBC, Innovaid, iVolunteer, L&T Finance, Leher, The Lighthouse Project, Make A Difference, Majlis, Mentor Me India, Mentor Together, Muskan Foundation, Rosy Blue Foundation, Safe Spaces, Take Charge, Udaan Foundation and many more!

Here is a link to the full photo album

A huge THANK YOU to all who made this possible and special thanks to Rosyblue Foundation for co-hosting with us!!
Let’s continue to work together in building a stronger mentoring culture in India!

IMG_0454

The whole team of Mentor Me India

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.