This section brings you real-life experiences of people who have been touched by mentoring in different ways, whether as mentees, mentors, mentoring coordinators or decision-makers. Our aim is to show you how mentoring can be an impactful tool for many different reasons and at many levels. Here you can find the testimonials of diverse people from across Europe who will help you understand how we can make a change through mentoring.
The videos are tagged with the flag of their country of creation and some letters in a box. This is meant to easily identify the profile of the speaker, thus allowing you to find those videos that are more relevant to you. [M] stands for mentor; [m] stands for mentee; [DM] stands for decision-maker and [MC] stands for mentoring coordinator.
🇧🇬 [M] Galena Kolaksazova, mentor in the city of Plovdiv, on her most recent experience mentoring a young girl living in a foster care institution.
🇪🇸 [DM] Sílvia Llach, Vice-Rector for Territory and Social Commitment at the University of Girona, on how mentoring has helped the institution advance in its mission towards social commitment.
🇫🇷 [PM] Ilana Cicurel shares her vision for mentoring in Europe and advocates for the recognition of those soft skills that are developed through mentoring.
🇳🇱 [M] Rosa Nab is a formal mentor for youngsters but she also tries to be a natural mentor for her peers. In this video, she talks about her experience as a natural mentor.
🇪🇸 [MC] Núria Bienvenido, mentoring coordinator at the Zing Programme, on how mentoring can help youngsters achieve their goals and push them further to keep studying.
🇧🇬 [M+m] Ivana and Ilina, a mentoring tandem from 2007 who met through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bulgaria mentoring programme, talk about their experience together.
🇫🇷 [M] Yuna, mentor at AFEV France, on how learning and cultural exchange go both ways in a mentoring relationship.
🇳🇱 [M] Marrit de Groot is a student mentor at NHL Stenden. Being a mentor and a mentee herself, she is a great testimonial of the potential of mentoring.
🇪🇸 [M] Eila Prats, former student mentor at the University of Girona, on her experience and on the importance of creating a bond of trust in the mentoring relationship.
🇫🇷 [M] Caroline, mentor at AFEV France, on the development of skills through mentoring and her experience accompanying a young girl for two years.
🇳🇱 [M] Stefen Garcia, student mentor at NHL Stenden, talks about how he overcame the fear and doubts of being a role model for someone else.
🇫🇷 [M] Laurene, mentor at AFEV France, on the first steps of a mentoring relationship and how she got started in her adventure as a mentor.