The FlexiSAF Foundation’s mentorship program, which provides academic and psycho-social support to pupils, was developed to combat the drop-out rate of out-of-school children already enrolled into a school by the Foundation. The program promotes children engagement in school, thereby improving the academic performance of out of school kids that are enrolled in school by the Foundation, and ultimately improving the transition rates into higher levels of education hence contributing to human capital and national development in Nigeria.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view. – Oprah Winfrey
The Mentorship program has a two-pronged approach when it comes to monitoring and evaluating a child’s progress. The first aspect involves the mentors monitoring the progress of children in school through scheduled visits. The mentor is responsible for supervising all aspects of the child’s academic environment, which includes attendance, disciplinary issues, academic progress, and social and behavioral issues. In the second aspect, mentors seek to establish the root of any issue through home visits plus guidance and counseling. The mentor also alerts the Foundation on any red flags concerning the children in their care.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Apply here. (Link to some kind of mentorship form).