EduMala Mentoring Program, which is specially targeted to the undergraduate/ graduate level students from Nepal, who have no or less idea about online/offline platform and its benefits, but they are really interested to be a part of it. They have academic knowledge, but might be lacking of soft skills, including coordination, negotiation, management, and/or interpersonal communications etc.
Through this program, we are trying to provide those kind of skills using interactive videos, presentations, online forums to achieve our mentees expectations. Currently, we are offering 5 courses with 5 mentors for 5 weeks. Every day mentor will spend at least 30 minutes with mentees during his/her session. Mentors and their course title are given below:
Dinesh Panday- Written communications skills, youth opportunities and networks in agriculture and social media
Lok Raj Joshi- Scientific writing, tips on scientific article publishing, Proposal writing
Santosh Adhikari- Government youth promoting policies and facilities with focal person information and successful stories of young entrepreneurs
Abhishek Khadka- Food entrepreneur and food quality control
Ishwora Dhungana- Social event management and coordination with local and national agencies
We received 114 applications to join this program as mentee and finally, we divided this number in to 3 groups; first group with 34, and rest two groups with 40/40. The first session will be starting from 3rd January 2016. We are also trying to make our sessions more participatory and supportive by developing problem solving skills.