Mentoring Circles are designed to allow one-two mentors to work with multiple mentees. The relationship between a mentor and mentee fosters the development of the mentee by sharing knowledge, expertise, values, skills and perspectives. Mentoring Circles afford the mentees the opportunity to network with other individuals as well as learn from their peers. It also allows mentees to build skills, knowledge and achieve their development goals, while it provides the opportunity for mentors to further enhance their skill sets as coaches and as advisors.
Peer to peer mentoring:
Peer mentors provide education, recreation and support opportunities to individuals. The peer mentor may challenge the mentee with new ideas, and encourage the mentee to move beyond the things that are most comfortable. Most peer mentors are picked for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability.
Promoting gender inclusiveness:
Research shows that the benefits from development programs are unequally shared with women and other marginalized populations. Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion each year, or 6 percent of the region’s GDP. In some countries, productivity could increase by as much as 25% if the barriers that prevent women from entering the workforce were eliminated. Ultimately, the social, political and economic costs of social exclusion—whether due to gender, ethnicity, class, religion or disability—are significant.
Sensitisation of females in senior high school:
WIM Ghana mentoring volunteers visit local high schools and educate on the advantages of studying STEM subjects and also on the opportunities available along the Mining Value Chain. This program also offers the high school girls the chance to interact with Ladies already working in the sector and creates simple opportunity to Inspire.
Sensitisation of females in all schools:
WIM Ghana mentoring volunteers visit schools and educate students on the advantages of studying STEM subjects and also speak about other opportunities available along the Mining Value Chain. This program also offers the high school girls the chance to interact with Ladies already working in the sector and creates simple opportunities to Inspire.
Mentoring of all women in the mining value chain:
WIM Ghana is looking for an opportunity to partner with professional organisations to draw up a mentoring program for career women in the mining sector. The program should be designed as a mentoring/coaching program with the objective of helping the women progress in their mining sector career or entrepreneurship journey.