The Mentoring Program intended to assist young women to learn from their mentors through an ongoing skill-building and problem-solving process, with a capacity-building approach. The scope of the program was to provide career development guidance and coaching to senior female students on how to get involved in institutional life after graduation. This project was implemented by female KUSA members in collaboration with the University of Gjilan “Kadri Zeka”, public institutions of the Republic of Kosovo and various NGOs.
Reached objectives of this project are:
- Encouraged an experience-exchange discussion among mentors and mentees, who have faced difficulties as women during their professional careers and work experience and sharing tips on how to balance their professional career and private life as well as their commitment to avoid gender discrimination and other challenges;
- Promoted communication and cooperation among female students and women who are in senior and leadership positions within the institutions of Republic of Kosovo, political parties, private companies and NGOs;
- Mentored and guided female students on their job-hunt after graduation, on their approach in the institutional and public life, on their job interview preparation, on their behavior skills while working as a team member in an organization and on their “obstacles-training” towards reaching career success;
Through the process “Learning by doing” the 10 mentees were placed in 7 different institutions of the mentors where they had a chance to enhance their professional capacities on management, leadership, work methodology, communication. They also had the chance to learn on the preparation of official documents, representation of institutions, advancement of inter-institutional communication, participation in meetings and conferences etc.