Day Two of the Mentor Training Programme commenced at 8.30 am with breakfast, and most importantly, a delicious Khoja style tea made by Syed Mohamed.
Posted on Mon, 2016-02-22 12:08
Role Description and Person Specification
Role purpose: To assist in the spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual development of the course participants.
- Have the opportunity to inspire youth to understand themselves and their religion by listening to them and sharing your experiences
- Engage in a unique personal development journey for yourself and those around you
- Ability to participate in all course activities.
- Develop social bonds with a variety of age groups from different cultures.
The mentor should:
- Be in Iran throughout the period of approximately 28 July to 20 August 2016 as part of the Course, and the mentor development programme
- Submit a report on return to their home country as well as participate in debrief sessions to provide feedback for future years
- Support the organizing team and proactively assist for the next courses.
Successful applicants must be able and willing to attend a full-time training session in Qum, Iran for 3 days from 28 July to 30 July 2016.
How to Apply:
Deadline for Application:
The deadline for submitting the mentor application is 6th May 2016
The mentor will:
- Be responsible for supporting the personal development of a small group of participants
- Facilitate learning for participants by helping them reflect and discuss what they have been taught
- Act as a liaison between between students, WF Qum Office and the WF
- Provide regular updates and feedback to the organizing team on current progress and make recommendations for improvements.
- Take good quality photos and provide communication updates of the course via social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.)
The mentor will not:
- Organize the overall logistics of the course.
- Be responsible for the participants’ primary religious teaching.
- Be responsible for dealing with any serious medical or disciplinary emergencies. These will be dealt with by the WF Qum Office.
Please note: This list is not exhaustive and therefore any further tasks work that may be a part of the mentor’s duties may also be incorporated into this schedule at a later date.
Age Criteria: Preferably 21 years to 35 years old
- The applicant should have experience of working with youths (e.g., in the KSI community)
- The applicant should preferably be a graduate of the Bab or Madinah al-Ilm course
- Have a practical understanding of Islamic ethics
- Ability to administer First Aid. Successful participants who do not possess this can be trained on this after their applications are successful;
- Knowledge of Farsi is desirable, not essential.
- Well organised, plans ahead and highlights problems in advance.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with conflict.
- Able to collaborate with others and contribute as part of a team in order to achieve a common goal, as opposed to working independently or competitively.
- Excellent communication, listening and questioning skills
- Possessing a proactive approach and attitude to one’s duties; sees tasks through to completion.
- Able to see the ‘bigger picture’ and to realize the implications of one’s actions;
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After a warm welcome at the airport and Jamiat uz Zahra - a home to all of us in Qum, we were excitingly waiting for, firstly, the Ziyarat of the holy Shrine of Hazrat e Masuma (s.a) and secondly, with her barakah, to begin the mentor development program (MDP). Alhamdulillah, we had a good rest before we started the next day in full swing.
It is not far from the truth when I say that I was excited but at the same time worried about my trip, whether it would be as rewarding as I had envisioned. The holy land we were headed to awaited me.