The third mentoring seminar began!
The third mentoring seminar to strengthen mentors’ capacities was finally held.
It was a meaningful time for the mentors who were agonizing over how to develop the relationship and communication between the mentee and the mentor.
Mentors participating this seminar were asked about ‘what did you do to solve the problem?’ and went on to find the answers and various ways to improve their problem-solving skills. This seminar was based on practical training, and the most important thing that the lecturer emphasized was the listening attitude. To be a good mentor, mentors need to develop their listening skills. They can share information with one another through listening, sympathizing, and asking questions in order.
So there comes a question ‘how should we listen?’ To answer this question, they talked and listened to each other in group practices. Mentors who were shy at first had a worthy time gradually becoming more inclined to ask questions and make corrections.
A mentor should be a friend of mentee, not a teacher, said the instructor and the mentors.
True mentor becomes a companion of the children and shares all those joys and sorrows following their growth. I guess that is the very core of mentoring.
Sharing Hope Together!