Mentorship in The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is an out-of-the-classroom experience for close guidance to encourage the personal learning and development of entrepreneurial skills in the selected applicants within a closed mentorship and learning platform.
As a mentor, you will work with up to three assigned mentees in a task-based learning forum for 12 weeks where you will encourage each mentee to go out and implement each learning module.The platform also features forums for both peer-to-peer and inter-group discussions and an easy integration of social media profiles (e.g. on LinkedIn) to facilitate sharing and networking.
- A mentor can be matched with up to four mentees.
- Mentors commit to a minimum of 4 hours per month per mentee for the first three months from April to June and 2 hours per month for the next six months from July to December.
- Mentoring sessions will be delivered virtually through the Programme portal at times agreed upon by both mentor and entrepreneur.
- Mentors complete an online registration form about their previous business experiences, interests and motivations. This information is used to match mentors with selected entrepreneurs, based on their needs and mentoring objectives.