GTF continues to support young people from all around the world through our international "Telemachus" mentoring programme, which has entered its 3rd cycle. Our work on Women's Empowerment is further reinforced in 2018 through our partnership and collaboration with NAMA, the Women's Advancement Establishment (Sharjah, UAE). We are proud for the launch of the "Athena MENA" mentoring programme 2018 to help women in the region to develop new skills and expertise and expand their contribution to the economies of the MENA countries.
GTF mentees are provided with a personalized development opportunity to address individual learning needs. This opportunity will help them over a period of 8 months to develop new skills and expertise, and to enhance, enrich and expand their professional and personal perspectives. GTF mentors also help mentees with confidence-building in dealing with challenges and issues. They also assist mentees with advice on career development and personal growth as well as their networking opportunities.
Our mentors are individuals who have a robust academic or practical/professional track record and long-time expertise in fields such as: Governance & Public Office, Accountable Leadership, Media, Business, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Career, Academia, Non-Profit.
The 2018 cycle of our International "Telemachus" mentoring programme for Youth launched on January 22 and we are excited to welcome 35 mentees from over 28 countries and 5 continents who have been paired with 35 mentors, all of them highly successful professionals with strong commitment towards positive change. From Canada to New Zealand, from Moldova to the Philippines, from Uganda to Nepal and from Nigeria to Ukraine, we are proud of the reach of this rapidly-growing Global Thinkers Forum initiative.
The "Athena MENA" mentoring programme 2018 is a transformational long-distance programme that aims to develop the talents, abilities and business acumen of 10-15 women above the age of 22, and provide them with support and networking opportunities and give them a deeper insight into modern business practices. The programme aims to benefit 100 women from the MENA region by 2020.