«Life as a Mentor»

December 20, 2014, 06:00

December 17, 2014 - Mentors of the “Ustat-2” Project met to discuss the progress of the project since opening on the 6th of November.

During the meeting, our esteemed mentors shared their experiences with the project, discussed issues arising in the course of work and ways to solve them. As mentors talked about the success of their mentorees and the complexities faced by young women in Kyrgyzstan.

Mentors spoke about mentorees with hidden low self-esteem, self-doubt, and how this prevents further development. Baktygul Zhumakulova - a pediatrician at UCM №6, school and physician-consultant of the "Cabinet of Friendly Youth" suggested further work to separate group of some young women who are in dire need of improving their self-esteem and getting rid of isolation. Experts believe low self-esteem can cause developmental delay, fear of communication and fear of asking questions, which in turn hinder the development of critical thinking.

Many of the mentors want to make additional contributions to the development of all the participants by organizing sightseeing tours, workshops and master classes for all the mentorees in addition to working with them.

Some of the mentors are working not only with clients, but also with parents.

Mentors agreed to meet regularly and support each other to jointly address pressing issues.