Via Joitske, Nancy White, and Britt Bravo, I read about The African Mentoring Project , run by Ore Somolu from Nigeria and who I know from the Global s projects. I saw this while I was busy mentoring for the Young Caucasus Women Blogging Project. So, I immediately emailed Ore to volunteer as a mentor.
The project is about:
The African Mentoring Project was created as a way of encouraging and supporting Africans who want to start blogging. Initially there will be a pilot project limited to Nigerian women. The idea for the project came from Nigerian blogger Ore Somolu who is presently working with a group of young women from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia on the Young Caucacus Women Project.
Nancy points out that the their wiki offers lots of ideas about how to set up a blog mentoring project and I agree ...
And speaking of mentoring, I just finished serving as a mentor for Nancy's Online Facilitation Workshop ... which I had taken in the fall. The topic of virtual mentoring came up and Nancy shared these examples/resources. Just want to capture them:
Some Virtual Mentoring Links
My dream project (when I have some time) is to set up a virtual mentoring project with the college kids that the Sharing Foundation is sponsoring, including Leng Sopharith who is the student we are sponsoring. Some day ..