REACH Mentorship Programme in El Dorado - March to April 2018

AFETT’s REACH Mentorship Programme rolled into the Community of El Dorado on March 17, 2018. The 4-week programme commenced on this day and we were delighted to have six beautiful young ladies between the ages of 13 to 18 years old.


The REACH Mentorship Programme is aimed at creating meaningful change in our young ladies by developing their sense of self-worth, equipping them with the key skills required for them to create a life for themselves.

The topics covered in our sessions were: How Do I Get to Where I Want to Be; Goal Setting; Communication Skills; Preparing for an interview; Respect, Body Language and Appropriate Attire.


Particularly, in our session entitled, ‘Respect, Body Language and Appropriate Attire’, our fantastic team of mentors came dressed in both appropriate and inappropriate wear for the workplace. This session created a lot of excitement and interaction with our mentees. Thanks to our wonderful team of mentors, AFETT President – Charlene Pedro, President-Elect – Yolande Agard-Simmons, Shantal Thomas, Alicia Thorpe, Caron Greaves, Melissa Henry, and Glenda Joseph-Dennis.


We were able to maintain our learning objectives for the session while encouraging social interaction amongst all the participants.


The feedback received from our mentees has given us the satisfaction and the drive to continue to make a difference in the lives of our young women of tomorrow.


Comments received from a few of the mentees:


  • “Every session so far has been useful and enjoyable.”

  • “Very informative and encouraging sessions.”

  • “Great teamwork with the mentors.”

  • “Definitely working on building my self-confidence.”


We hope that in the future we will be able to not only continue our Social Outreach but also to enhance the Programme to touch many more lives.


Michelle-Nichola Cockburn

Director – Social Outreach Programme

Deputy Speaker of the House and Member of Parliament for Tunapuna, Esmond Forde, with Charlene Pedro, AFETT President, and the Mentees.

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