THE MENTORING PROGRAMME
The adults involved in the programme, whether volunteers or paid staff, are available in person at the Centre and are also contactable via email or telephone should the Foundation youths need someone to talk to.
Often just a friendly listening ear is all that is required. Those requiring additional specialist guidance work closely with our psychologists who have the qualifications to deal with some of the more serious and delicate issues. It has to be remembered that for many youths, family structure or support does not exist.
The Shambhala Foundation seeks to pick up the gauntlet, because without direction and guidance, these youths tend to feel lost. They then reject the norms of a society that they perceive as failing them, and in doing so, become further exposed to a life of mediocrity or worse.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view.”