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What it takes to be a Professional Mentor . . . . .

Characteristics of Professional Mentors

1. The most Successful Mentors are Demonstrably Caring - mentoring is not just information based - Mentors spend time showing their Mentees that they care about them as people and care about their Mentees values and success

2. The most Success Mentors have the Spark - they are upbeat, positive, enjoy working with people, have alot to give, and naturally attract other people

3. The most Successful Mentors are Naturally Perceptive - they are able to feel the Mentee's mood and guess what is going on with them

4. The most Successful Mentors have a Mentor of their own - mentoring can be very demanding emotionally. Mentors need someone they can go to in order to consult with.

5. The most Successful Mentors have Integrity - they value their own self development and honor confidentiality boundaries

6. The most Successful Mentors Continuously Learn from their Mentees - they are open to different ideas and viewpoints from their Mentees and incorporate these into their Mentoring

7. The most Successful Mentors are Inspiring Models for their Mentees - Mentors must walk/the talk - they must be striving for excellence in their own lives.


Compiled by Mrs. Margaret O'

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She was only 7+years old.

She was only 7+years old.
She fell ill 2weeks ago.
Maybe, for lack of hospital in the community.
Maybe, for lack of adequate knowledge.
The parent resolved into spiritual intervention.
It must be a spiritual attack.
Mary couldn't move again.
Yesterday, Mary died in the church.
Where her parent had taken her to.
Today, I crrrriiieeed. Still tear-dropping.
I weep because we just lost a friend .
one of our coolest friends.
I weep for what ignorance could bring.

Last three years, we had a similar case where one of our girls was also 'abandoned' in the church for spiritual healing. She had her legs swollen as a result of the illness. It was a mild fracture, mama assured us. Everything would be fine. Haaa! Fracture? But this is not an hospital. Swiftly, with friends help, we got them moved to a hospital where it was diagnosed that our little friend had kidney problem. She spent more than 4months in the hospital! Today she is alive and in JSS 1.

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