Community Based Mentoring Pilot Initiative

This collaborative initiative was developed by Access UCC, MTU Cork Campus Access Service, Adult and Continuing Education, Cork City Learning Neighbourhoods and Cork Migrant Centre. Recognising that community-based mentoring already exists within communities this accredited programme, co-created with community partners, provided formal recognition of Mentors, building capacity and equipping them with additional skills and knowledge to support learners accessing education. Programme delivery centred on peer learning; surfacing the depth of expertise amongst Mentors. Sixteen mentors representing each Learning Neighbourhood and Cork Migrant Centre completed the programme. The evaluation of the pilot is available here SOAR Project Community Based Mentoring