Since its commencement, The Mentors’ parlour hosted by eMentoring Africa and guest associate organisations, has held 24 sessions in an effort to guide and assist the young people who reached out through Radio Citizen. Through frequent discussions, direct QnA’s and honest testimonies, the concerns that had been raised have been conversed deeply in the parlour. Led by CEO, Esther Muchiri, the team of brilliant mentors (Hursh Khopkar, Pamela Munyi, Rachel Macharia, Wafula Nabutola and Margaret Kimani) dedicated a sociable hour of their evening to contribute in cultivating an optimistic and career-focused mindset in the young minds.
The candid talks took place in the evening at a set time on an impressive virtual venue known as ‘Zoom’. Having launched our conversations on Instagram live, this new arena proved to be better suited to the audience and provided a better interpersonal interaction.
The intention behind creating the Mentors’ parlour was to host as many young people as we could in a safe space where they could share the worries, problems and challenges encountered during this Covid-19 crisis, with knowledgeable mentors. Granted, we’ve gained a steady following, but there are still more in want, with no access to our platform and this informative forum.
With the conclusion of the first Forum, we expect to gain a broader audience and reach more people who are suffering still, due to the ongoing pandemic. Supplementary to that, we look forward to adding more experienced mentors equipped to help shape and transform young minds.