Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the criteria to apply? • Have around a minimum turnover revenue Kes 1M within the last financial year
    • Have a vision to grow the business and create employment
    • Ability to demonstrate personal leadership qualities
  • Can I choose my mentor? No, Mowgli Mentoring does the matching thanks to its extensive and proven experience. Trust the process! However, you will have the opportunity to voice any concerns to Mowgli staff.
  • What is the difference between the online and offline
    programs?

    The Imarisha Mentoring Program has 2 components
    1- Face-to-face mentoring: Throughout the face-to-face program, mentors and mentees will have the opportunity to undergo a 3-day Kickstart workshop which will include mentor training, matching and co-developing of the mentoring relationship - all conducted within the workshop. Mentors and mentees will be matched within the same county.
    2- Online mentoring:the online mentoring program
    will see the mentor training and matching all take in an online environment over a 6 - 8 week duration. Mentors and mentees could be from either of the 3 counties and may be matched across counties i.e. a mentee from Nairobi could be matched with a mentor from Kisumu or Mombasa counties.
  • Click here to see the full program activities.
  • What should I do if my mentoring relationship isn't going well?​ We encourage letting the mentor know about the situation and contacting a program staff as soon as possible. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.
  • What is the cost of the program? The 144 participants that will be selected to join the program would be required to pay an administration fee of Kshs. 3,000. Mowgli Mentoring will not reimburse transport fees. However, lunch will be of course provided during workshops.

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Mentee DO's

  1. Take a proactive role in shaping the relationship.
  2. Understand what you want from the mentoring relationship and communicate your goals and aspirations to your mentor. Balance a personal and professional relationship with your mentor.
  3. Set aside time for the mentoring process and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor.
  4. Put the time with your mentor to its best use. Come to your meetings with planned topics for discussion.
  5. Respond in a timely manner to your mentor's feedback. Respond to emails from your mentor within two days of receipt.
  6. Be open and honest with your mentor about your challenges and weaknesses.
  7. If something concerning the mentor needs to be discussed with others, it should first be discussed within the mentoring relationship.

Mentee DON'Ts

  1. Ask for advice on everything. Have a purpose in each request.
  2. Blame the mentor if his or her advice doesn't work out.
  3. Expect the mentor to know all the answers.
  4. Commit yourself to obligations you cannot keep.
  5. Cancel meetings/visits with your mentor at the last minute.