Each Nightingale Project mentor (university students) supports a boy or girl of foreign origin throughout an academic year to help them get a better chance of reaching university in future, to show them more of the city’s different cultural and leisure facilities and to improve their Catalan speaking skills. The aim of the project is to promote the children’s social, cultural and linguistic inclusion, as well as their personal and educational development. These aims can be achieved through a bond of friendship and regular meetings between the mentor and mentee.
For the children taking part in the project, a mentor becomes a source of support, a friend and a role model. Mentors must spend three hours a week with the mentees to help the children’s integration process while doing leisure and cultural activities with them and supporting them in speaking Catalan.
Mentoring is not an easy process and it presents challenges. As in all human relationships involving teenagers and young people, it must be remembered that mentoring is a process involving both teaching (supporting the growth of the other person) and learning. To be able to provide the mentoring in the best way possible, a training course is offered, usually in the first week of November of each academic year. It consists of five 90-minute sessions aimed at contextualising mentoring and providing the tools mentors need to get the most from the experience. Click on the button below to find out about the contents of the course we offer every year.
I’ll recommend this experience to all my friends. Let’s see if there are more volunteers to support this cause.
We’ve had a fantastic time, and the activity has also helped both mentees and mentors to get to know one another.
A thousand-mile journey begins with one step.
Registration for everyone interested usually takes place during the first ten days of October every year. During this time, you can confirm your registration online using the following form. If you would like more information, please contact us by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org