Our first mentoring programme finished in December 2018 with a big celebration; mentors, mentees, friends and family came together and shared a delicious home cooked meal together.
Read some of the stories of what our mentee/mentor pairs got up to on the programme below…
Sarah and Harriet
Sarah has been doing work experience with the events team in Harriet's work space, which has helped with her self-confidence and means that she now has references to add to her CV. One of Harriet's colleagues donated a laptop, which Sarah uses for online courses to boost English and Maths skills.
Woin and Hanna
Woin and Hanna worked on the business plan and social media for Woin's vegan catering company. Having run her own food business in the past, Hanna was well placed to support Woin to submit a grant application, improve her social media presence and think about how her catering menu is presented.
"She showed me and taught me how [to make a] financial business plan with her time and effort, which I couldn't be able to do without her help. I really appreciate both Hanna and Routes" - Woin, 2018 mentee
Nicole and Adama
Nicole supported Adama to put in an application for a free laptop, which was successful. Using Adama's new laptop, Nicole supported Adama to improve her digital skills, in particular Excel and word processing, which will help Adama to apply for volunteering opportunities.
"She helped to take away sadness that I was going through at that moment, help me to get a laptop that I can use at college for my assignments and for English improvement, and took me to visit places that I had never seen. She always in a smiling mood to me." - Huri, 2018 mentee talking about her mentor Jen
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