Dominican residing in US to launch mentorship website

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 29 Views   4 comments Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominican residing in US to launch mentorship website by: – April 16, 2012 Share Jounita Wright (right) receving a certificate from the Vice -chancellor at Aston University for a mentoring program. A Dominican residing in the United States of America is currently working on an online mentoring website with a view to providing young people with positive role models.Jounita Wright, who is originally from Wesley in the north of the island, is a trained psychologist at Aston University in Birmingham, England and is currently enrolled in a placement program at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Neuropsychology.Wright who has been mentoring young people for several years, recently won the Aston E-mentor award for the last academic year at the Aston University.Wright told Dominica Vibes News that the idea for organizing such a website was based on her belief that “volunteering is the service we pay for living” and to offer a wide range of knowledge and experience to young people who so desperately need guidance.“E-Mentor” will afford Dominicans living in the Diaspora the opportunity to support other Dominicans through volunteering their time to mentor Dominicans back home. It will provide an avenue for “open dialogue, through inspiration where a fellow Dominican can help another to achieve something; more specifically, something that is important to them”. It will also offer “support in a non- threatening way, in a manner that the recipient will appreciate and value and that will empower them to move forward with confidence towards what they want to achieve”. Mentors will assist mentees in “developing and finding innovative ways to progress, equipping the youth with an opportunity to stay as a collective society, and not lose the knowledge which they have gained”. They will create an “informal environment” where mentees “can feel encouraged to discuss their needs and circumstances openly in confidence,” and will also be equipped with skills and experience to match the mentee’s required need. According to Wright, mentors will be chosen based on their academics and experience from multiple sectors, people who can share their experiences, and inspiration. They will guide the mentees and should there be any serious developments, they will direct them to the correct support. Wright said, the mentorship program is a “worthwhile; a way of volunteering our services on regular and positive platform”.She noted that Dominicans who left the country to study abroad will have an opportunity to give back through “E-Mentor”.She is calling on schools to collaborate with her on this project as it will be futile if there are no mentees to mentor.Interested persons can contact Wright via email [email protected] Vibes Newslast_img read more

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