"Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.

A wise and experienced person either in a company or educational institution (as adviser, coach, counsellor, guide, guru, instructor, teacher, tutor) who trains and counsels new employees or students.

Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less.

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. It is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences. It is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect.

C2CMentor brand of mentoring

C2C Mentor is person focused. It is less of a formalized professional relationship and more of a partnership; more like a friendship. We provide guidelines and training for our mentors and mentees, but the issues discussed will vary depending upon the issues being faced by the mentee.

C2C Mentor is:

Off line: Someone from outside your reporting hierarchy at work. You cannot have an open mentoring relationship if your mentor knows your boss well. In fact C2C Mentor goes one further and tries to find mentors from completely different organizations.

Confidential: Issues between mentor and mentee are confidential.

Mentee driven: The mentee must take the initiative and do the leg work in the relationship. The final responsibility for actions taken, as a result of mentoring, lies with the mentee.

Low-bureaucracy: We try to keep the amount of paper work down. We work with individuals and not institutions and so our mentors and mentees have to carry out the mentoring relationship in their own time. We realise that they are all busy people and so we keep the amount of paper work down to a minimum.

Person focused: We realise that women, particularly working mothers, often need to juggle their working lives with responsibilities at home. We recognize that issues outside the workplace may be hampering progress at work. We match mentors and mentees using their own criteria - career considerations or aspects of their personal circumstances.

We aim to connect Gen-Y (18-28 yrs. old) with independent mentors who can offer advice and guidance about the issues important to them; mentors who can help with self-development, suggest networking opportunities and empower mentees to make their own decisions and turn these into actions.

So, we appeal you, please associate with us as a "Cause 2 Connect-C2C" mentor and extend your valuable benefits towards unprivileged youths across the globe.