WELCOME TO MENTOR A CHILD FOUNDATION, THE GAMBIA
Mentor a Child Foundation (MCF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by young people living within and outside The Gambia. We are committed to providing useful resources for students in making informed decision about their career choices. The implementation of this initiative involves the full co-operation of MCF in partnership with schools and institutions within The Gambia, to lay a strong foundation for both upper basic and secondary school students to maximize their career options by providing them the required knowledge and resources. We organize seasonal training for teachers from various schools and institutions on mentorship. In Addition, students enrolled on our mentorship program are provided with day visit opportunities to different institutions in line with our career sensitization initiative as well as the being able to shadow other professionals in their field of study/work for first-hand work experience, all to aid their decision on career choices. At MCF, we believe that, the journey for every successful career lies in its roots, thus, mentoring children at a tender stage is fundamental. We believe that every child deserves the right to pursue the career of their choosing in order to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. Mentor a Child Foundation (MCF) was incorporated under the companies act 2013 as a charitable organization/foundation by the Registrar of companies on the 22nd December 2015 with company registration number 2015/C264 .
Our mission is to create and provide an expansive, unparalleled and career led mentoring program to catalyze positive educational transformations. These are necessary to improve the world for students to progress, advance and acquire all the educational, mentoring and career exposure to make informed decision on their chosen/aspired career path. We hope to achieve our expected targets by building positive relationship with schools and institutions within the Gambia and putting the best interest of students at the forefront of our mentoring service delivery and outreach programs.
Our vision is to see a positive change in schools and homes and a shift in the way the educational bodies in schools assume their responsibility towards student development and high academic achievement. We can only do this through selfless commitment on all levels to provide students with all resources and mentoring to choose the right career path. Furthermore, we hope to positively influence dedicated school teachers, who are at the forefront, working hard to create a better tomorrow for students .In addition, we believe that establishing partnership and working relationship with various organizations and institutions who embrace and share our goals , for they can be a source for motivation and support for us to achieve our objectives.
Aims and Objectives: Every child needs a better plan for the Future
- Sensitizing school children in The Gambia on careers options , by having MCF clubs in different schools
- Running a mentorship program geared towards helping students with knowledge and guidance to make informed decision on career path
- Planning and executing career oriented school events and workshops with professionals from different backgrounds to provide insights from their industrial background
- Day training for teachers on mentoring of students and academic development
- Providing students with visits to institutions such as Medical health facilities, Banking and finance, and Law firms , to gain first-hand experience on the dynamics and challenges of the profession