Mauritius: Final year undergraduate/postgraduate university students and professionals with at least five years of work experience are invited to join the Youth Mentoring Programme, which is a joint initiative of the National Youth Council, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) – Curepipe.
In that context, a presentation was held yesterday, at Citadelle Mall, in Port Louis, by members of the JCI – Curepipe to invite students and professionals to be part of the programme as mentorees and mentors, respectively. The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint; the President of JCI Curepipe, Komal Gooroochun; and other personalities were present at the event.
The objective of the six-month Youth Mentoring Programme is to empower young people to reach their full potential and facilitate their work integration. The role of the mentor is to support the assigned mentorees by sharing his/her experiences and knowledge with the latter to help them improve their skills.
During the six-month programme, mentorees will meet their mentors on a monthly basis to review the implementation of their agreed goals.
In his address for the occasion, Stephan Toussaint commended the JCI – Curepipe for this endeavour which tallied with the ambitions of the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation to promote the development of young people by providing them with the opportunities to enhance their personal and social skills.
He thanked and congratulated JCI – Curepipe Members for not only giving their time and energy to help other young people but also for devising a project that would assist young graduates in their professional pursuits.
The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation appealed to professionals of all sectors to join the Programme so as to assist young people and guide them in their work journey. He was of the view that the Youth Monitoring Programme would enhance the employability of participating students by strengthening their life skills and boosting their work readiness.
The Youth Mentoring Programme will kick off in June 2023. Potential mentors and mentorees are invited to fill in the required forms that will be posted on the website of the National Youth Council and JCI-Curepipe.