Type A:- Occasional Career Development “type” Sessions. In a session, there could be a group of Asha volunteers on this side of internet and on the other side, there would be group of Sahanivisa kids. During the session, kids from India can ask career related questions and volunteers from US here can try to answer them.
Type B:- Regular One-o-one mentoring. Here we pair a kid in India with one or more mentors (Asha volunteers) here.
Mentor and mentee can set up regular online meeting time (once a month to more often, as time permits on their sides) during which mentoring will happen. Any available technology (internet, phone, skype, whatsap, emails, etc) can be used for communication. Mentoring topics can include guidance with current classes, preparation for future entrance exams, career development advices, etc. Mentor can also physically visit the mentee in long run.
To ensure security, we can create a mentoring webserver through which all communications would happen. After a session, the transcript of the session will be made available to admins to keep a check that nothing inappropriate happened during the session.
In the beginning, we can experiment this between Sahanivasa project stewards and a small pool of kids with Sahanivisa. We can try this for say 3 months and re-evaluate he program.
Regular Skype Meetings with Sahanivasa Leaders:-
- Will help in being more engaged with the project
- Atleast 15-30 mins
Compile resources (say online; obtained at subsidized prices) to help prepare for entrance exams (such as engineering, medical, arts, government, etc)