Project Mentoring 1:1
Become a Mentee
- You are new to Poznań
- You want to find yourself in Poznań and you are looking for support
- You have trouble with the Polish language
- Are you looking for friendly people
Do you want to participate in regular meetings with a Mentor who can provide support, advice and share your own experience or with whom you can practice the language? If your answer to any of these questions is “YES” then participation in the Mentor Project would be the perfect solution.
The MENTORING program is run by the Migrant Info Point – in addition to information and advice, under this program we offer foreigners support in integration with the local community.
We are just starting the RECRUITMENT of people willing to participate in the MENTORING 1:1 project as Mentees, so we invite foreigners who are looking for support to apply.
Mentoring – what is it?
Mentoring is a kind of professional friendship. It is informal and unpaid, it works on the basis of a 1-on-1 relationship between Mentor and Mentee. The mentor on a voluntary basis declares 1-1.5 hours of his time per week for Mentee for a period of 3 months, supports, shares his experience and helps solve Mentee’s current problems. The mentor is not an expert/lawyer/psychologist. At the beginning of the project, you will set goals and tasks together, as well as priorities that this acquaintance will serve.
Who can become a Mentee?
a person who recently moved to Poznań from abroad
you want to find yourself in Poznań and you are looking for support
looking for friendly people
a person ready to participate in meetings with the Mentor at least once a week (1h-1.5h) from December to March
There are many different purposes of a mentoring friendship, including:
assistance in using public services, e.g. transport,
developing social skills – adapting to Polish culture,
Polish language polishing,
getting to know the city,
support in learning (homework, university duties),
spiritual support, having a familiar face in the city,
learning about opportunities to relax and have fun.
What are the responsibilities of a Mentee?
participate in the introductory meeting with the project coordinator
develop together with the Mentor goals, directions of cooperation, assumptions and priorities that will be implemented during the project
meet at least once a week with the Mentor: 1-1.5 hours
remember that the Mentor is a volunteer and do not abuse this acquaintance
inform the project coordinator/Migrant Info Point office in case of any problems.
What will you gain by being a Mentee?
you will feel more comfortable in Poznań, it will be easier for you to adapt to a city that is new to you
you will meet new people, places other than those you meet on a daily basis
you will improve your knowledge of the Polish language
you will acquire the necessary knowledge and possible support when using public services and knowledge about the city
you will get to know Polish culture and traditions better
you will receive support and find a friendly soul in Poznań
If you want to take part in the Mentoring project – please complete the questionnaire (available in Polish, English, Ukrainian and Russian): https://forms.office.com/r/dHupSupJj5
The recruitment of people willing to be a Mentee lasts until November 24st, 2022.