Mentorship

Courtesy Jon Burke 白炯涵

Courtesy Jon Burke 白炯涵

「良師益友計畫」預計在2014的冬季正式開始!這將建立起「大朋友」志工與青少年之間的友誼,期望雙方共同學習成長,讓未來更美好 。

We aim to  kickstart the Face of the Youth mentorship program by this Winter 2014. This enhanced friendship of Big Kid volunteers growing alongside with the youth is key to the positive change for the future.

Why the “Face of the Youth” mentorship? 為什麼是「良師益友」?

在這個人與人越來越疏離的世界,我們需要開始建立關係。青少年真正缺乏的並非物質所需,而是我們願意付出的耐心、關心和陪伴的時間。能有人傾聽、能有人去在乎自己是一件很重要的事。每個孩子都有獨一無二的容貌和名字。他們也需要某個人可以說話、求助和分享。那個人可能就是你!

我們在尋找願意付出真誠的心、願意傾聽及耐心的你。一個願意每個月撥出幾個小時來跟這些孩子們保持聯繫的你。這個計畫的對象包含所有需要陪伴與耐心傾聽的孩童及青少年。

Ever increasing in a world that is linked by anonymity, we need to begin building relationships. What around us lack is not the things we can buy them but it’s by our patience and caring, spending time with them to be concerned about them.

Having someone listens to you, having someone see you is important. Children have a face and a name. They also need someone to turn to. That can be you. What we are looking for are long term mentors with a big heart and ears, patience. Someone who has a few hours each month to keep in touch with kids. This program is open to children and young adults who need someone with the patience and will take the time to listen to them.

How are these different from workshops? 這個計畫與協會舉辦的課程有何不同呢?

 

協會的課程確實能提供一個管道,讓志工們能夠透過遊戲、付出時間、分享食物等來與孩子們建立友誼。但這個計畫將把這個友誼帶往更深廣的層次。大朋友志工們付出的不只有課程那短短幾小時,還能與孩子們持續保持聯繫,更能深刻了解孩子的需求。
The workshops really serve as a channel for volunteers to organically forge friendships with kids through play, creating, and sharing of time and food. This would take it to the next level. Big Kid volunteers would keep in touch beyond just the hours of the workshops and be even more attuned to the needs of the child.

How do I become a mentor? How do I get started? 該如何成為計畫的輔導員呢?又該如何開始呢?

 

首先可以報名參加我們的課程。因為我們認為建立人與人之間的關係是最好的開始。在課程中,某些孩子也許能與您更自在地相處、互動及分享,而您也是。所以我們開始了「良師益友計畫」。如果無法參與我們的課程,也可以選擇以捐款方式協助我們。有足夠的的資金,輔導員們便有足夠的交通費往返偏遠地區,定期去探望孩子們,並與他們持續保持聯繫。有了足夠的資金,我們還可以帶孩子們去郊遊!

更多詳細的資訊稍後更新!如果有任何關於戶外教學的構想或意見,請聯繫我們!

You can get involved first by joining our workshops. The reasons for this is because we feel relationships that are conceived organically is the best kind. During workshops, certain children may feel more comfortable interacting and sharing with you, and vice versa. From this we begin the foundation of the “Face of the Youth” program.

If you are unable to attend our workshops, you can also help us by donating. This would aid in ensuring that mentors are able to keep in touch and visit their kids who may be located in regions that are hours away. We would also be able to bring kids out on outings and have group field trips!

More details coming shortly. If you have ideas on how to provide fun opportunities for our mentorships on outings and excursions, contact us!