THE HORN OF AFRICA
Mentoring Project is a ‘Three Generation Mentoring’ project. The project allows professionals and academics from the Horn of Africa; Somalis, Ethiopians, Eritreans, Djiboutian, Sudanese and South Sudanese, as well as those who are familiar with the region to mentor University of Westminster’s students from the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), who will in return mentor secondary school students. This project arose out of the difficulties that many young people from the region face; which is a network of family and friends who don’t know and understand the education and employment routes in the UK. Many families are often unable to help and guide them and/or provide opportunities for ‘networking’, support, internships and volunteering to enhance their prospects to compete for higher education and job opportunities.