On Wednesday, April 3rd, the Belgrade Open School delivered training on “Tools in mentoring for the empowerment of youth”.The aim of the training was to empower teachers, organizations working with youth and for youth, to use innovative tools in mentoring, as well as empowering to launch new mentoring initiatives.
During the one-day training, the participants were able to get to know more about the different models of mentoring they exist, try the mentors and mentions, as well as to test an innovative online platform and an Android application with free tools and educational materials for mentoring. To access mentoring materials for free please log in HERE.
A particular session is dedicated to the importance of mentoring in working with young people who are from vulnerable groups. As most participants have experience in working with young people in this category, the conclusion is that they have presented tools very important in supporting youth, as well as improving the position of those young people who are confronted with social exclusion or leaving school risk.
The training was realized within Erasmus + project VM-Pro: Validation of youth mentoring. The project deals with empowering and supporting young people through the development of tools for quality implementation of informal mentoring programs for young people, with an emphasis on young from vulnerable groups.