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1) What does ‘Mentorship’ mean?

 Mentorship is a complex program, including elements of coaching, consulting, emotional support and training “through action”. It is based on the principle of mutual trust and respect between the mentor and participants, desire to join efforts and exchange information in order to gain the objectives defined.

2) Who is the ‘Mentor’?

Mentor – is a person willing to share his experience and support other people in reaching their personal and professional goals implicitly, without a direct engagement in the life of participant.

6) What are the documents required to apply for mentorship?

  1. Online application
  2. Copy of the ID card
  3. Copy of the education certificate
  4. Certificates (no more than 3) confirming the work with the youth and/or trainings led by you.
  5. Proof of residence (from the public service center, Telegram @EgovKzBot).
  6. Police clearance certificates (from the public service center, Telegram @EgovKzBot).
  7. Statements from drug addiction treatment center and psychiatric unit.
  8. Letter of recommendation (professional recommendation letters from employers)


7) What are the timelines to apply for mentorship?

Applications are open between March 15 and April 15, 2019.

8) When and how the results are announced?

The results shall be available after May 10, 2019. Each mentor will be informed by e-mail or phone, indicated in the application form.

Each selected mentor shall receive a login and pathword for personal account on www.zhasproject.kz web portal.

9) How does the mentor provide support?

During meetings mentor listens to the ideas of the young people, gives his feedback, suggests ways of solutions and helps them in developing projects, in case if needed, helps in building collaboration with others in order to tackle the project tasks. In addition, mentor also helps in gaining personal and professional goals.

10) What are the duties of mentor?

Youth groups, engaged in projects implementation shall be assigned to mentor.

The mentor shall hold monthly sessions – 1 session per each group.

  • Holds monthly sessions with the young participants.
  • Prepares the sessions preliminary, and contacts participants between meetings.
  • Keeps all the online protocols of sessions on personal account on the Project web portal (including the issues raised, solutions made).
  • Additionally, some mentors shall provide trainings (4-days trainings) for participants at the start and the end of the program (in case they succeed in training selection).

11) What are the benefits and opportunities offered to mentors?

An opportunity to gain authority from the young people, who would share his experience with them, as well as a chance to gain unique trainings on life skills and project management and mentorship over the young people. This will contribute to the personal and professional growth of the mentor. As a result of successful trainings and test, mentors shall receive certificates and engaged in providing remunerated monthly sessions with the youth. Part of the mentors shall also be engaged in providing fee-based trainings to project participants. Mentors are guaranteed a support from qualified consultants, and their work with the youth   in a capacity of trainer and/or mentor shall be fee-based.

12) Mentors training

After selection process mentors shall be divided in groups of 25-30 people and will take a primary training – a 3-days training on life skills and project management skills and on training and mentorship skills. Mentors shall receive certificates in case of full participation and successful completion of trainings. In order to gain the Trainer Certificate, mentors will have to be evaluated by the master-trainers and hold a training for the Project participants. At the end of the project mentors shall take an advanced training – a 3-days training on project assessment, problem analysis and future planning, which will be helpful for them in organizing final sessions with the participants, and the part of trainer-mentors – shall hold a final training for the young participants of the Project.

14) Trainings location

Trainings are held in regional centres. The transportation, accommodation and food expenses of mentors from other locations shall be covered by the Project.