Aliyu Solomon Barnabas joined this group awhile ago and now has launched a blog and mentoring program in Africa. His blog is titled CORPORATE MENTEESHIPand has some very interesting articles and perspectives on mentoring.
If any of you are writing blogs about mentoring and your work with youth, please add them to this forum.
I was introduced to "Invisible Children" today via an on-line forum. Take a look at the web site and see what they do. http://invisiblechildren.com/about
I hold a B.A. in Community Development and currently doing MA in Development studies in Kenyatta University. I am fully equipped with skills and know-how of the same and am well-versed and experience in community based organizations (CBO) and NGOs being a founder and former Executive Director of Lukenya Pillars of Transformation a community based organization.
The skills that I have been exposed to and posses include people and project management, community and resource mobilization, curriculum development, Project and Programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, proposal writing as well as research. I am trained in Trainer of Trainers (T.O.T), Economic Empowerment and Leadership and Management and conflict transformation. I am a lead consultant and the founder of Pillars of Development Consultancy which its key role is development and research. http://lukenyapillars.org/
Currently I work with Daystar University in AIDS & Drugs Control Unit (ADCU) which is concerned with community mobilization, HIV/AIDS and Drugs training, awareness, advocacy, community projects, resource mobilization and peer counseling in the capacity of Deputy Coordinator.
Thanks for introducing yourself. I encourage you to look at the work being done in this group and this group and read some of the blogs. I think individual organizations any where in the world could be using maps and graphics to show strategies and where they are located and could be using network analysis to show the way their organization connects youth, volunteers and the organization itself to a wider range of support systems. Furthermore, I think the organizations connected in the Africa group on this forum could band together to create a NGO that does what I'm trying to do, but focused on all of Africa, not just one or two countries. I'd like to coach and be part of that effort.