You never know, you’re a ‘MENTOR’ too!! by Barsha & Aashi

By Volunteers Barsha Bharati (FHI Bhubaneswar) & Aashi Gupta (FHI Bangalore) After her poor performance in her intermediate exams and inability to make new friends due to her introverted nature, Harsha was sure that life would be difficult for her after moving out for higher studies. She joined a women’s autonomous college for graduation and…

Mentor’s Value for an Underprivileged Child by Uppasana and Suyog

By Volunteers Uppasana Baruah (FHI Guwahati) and Suyog Ingle (FHI Nagpur) “In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho [U.S. state known for mountainous landscapes], you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup…

A Ray Of Sunshine For Both by Harleen & Parul

By Volunteers Harleen Kaur & Parul G (FHI Jaipur) “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”  These are the words of Oprah Winfrey, best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, who  was mentored by the celebrated author and poet, the late Maya Angelou. She said, “She was there…

The Transformative Power of Mentoring by Siddharth Dash and Shritama Sarkar

By Volunteers Siddharth Dash (FHI Jaipur) and Shritama Sarkar (FHI Bangalore) “Be who you needed when you were younger.”  The sheer beauty about mentorships beyond their fruitful benefits is the way in which these relationships unfurl. They don’t always have a tag where the mentor and mentee explicitly define their roles to each other or…