Fourteen potential mentors of Ternopil area received important and necessary knowledge and practical skills to become mentors for children who live in state-run orphanages in Ukraine. During September 22-25, 2016 the trainers Iryna Vakaliuk and Tatiana Bogushevska from Orphans’ Future and who have successfully completed training in Kyiv and became certified trainers of Mentor Program from the international organization "One Hope".
The seminar was held at åðó hotel “Halychyna” and supported by the Global Fund For Children as part of promotion of a family care system in Ternopil region.
The mentors received the necessary knowledge and skills to work with orphans and children who are deprived of parental care. During the training, each participant learned more about forms of care for orphans in Ukraine, analyzed that there are myths and stereotypes that exist regarding orphans in society. The aim of some classes was better understand the behavior of orphans who bring up in orphanages.
Participants paid attention to forms and areas of mentoring, "Who is a mentor" and what abilities and skills should he/she possess, what are the stages of development and mentoring relationship whereby you can measure the activity of mentors.
Each mentor received a certificate that proves their successful completion of the training course in preparation for work with orphans.