EU4Youth in Belarus: meetings with students go online

EU4Youth in Belarus: meetings with students go online

On 14-15 May, the Homieĺ Regional Organisation of the Belarusian Red Cross Society organised an online event for future mentors as part of the EU4Youth project. Twenty-two people from different towns in the region participated in the webinar.

“The format changes, but the aims remain the same. Education and training of mentors is a key element for the launching of the ‘student-mentor’ system. Reaching your goals becomes easier if you have support, inspiration and help from the people around, allowing you to keep focused and to move forward,” said regional coordinator Olesya Kostyuk.

The webinar – ‘Mentoring tools for life and business’ – was conducted by Inna Boyko, an experienced coach and consultant in the area of business development and personnel training.

The webinar included a theoretical introduction, the sharing of professional experience and an active discussion among the participants. Future mentors were introduced to mentoring tools and methods, studied the feedback principles, the ‘student-mentor’ relation system, the GROW model and the feedback stages. In their work, mentors can use the ‘Entrepreneur at the start’ methodology, which was prepared within the framework of the project.

It is planned that 60 young people from Belarus will receive support  from mentors as part of the project.

The activity is organised by the EU4Youth project ‘Fostering potential for greater employability’, which helps young people from socially alienated groups to find employment by building social relations, skill development and promoting entrepreneurship. The project is funded by the EU and is implemented in Belarus, Georgia and Armenia by the Red Cross offices of these countries with the support of Danish Red Cross and in partnership with the Danish Red Cross Youth and Danish consulting company CONNECTIO, together with government bodies and non-governmental organisations.

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