Being an adult made me tough, but being a Lighthouse Mentor made me soft! The warmth, made me ‘unlearn’ and forget negativities of my life and made me see the many beautiful and positive sides to life! My Mentee brought back the child in me, the difference being – this time I was a way more smart and confident kid!
The Lighthouse Project is a not-for-profit organisation in Mumbai that connects working professionals and college students with children from under resourced communities, through one-on-one mentoring in a safe environment.
Most of these children are first generation learners and often lack a consistent, positive role model to guide them in their daily lives. Moreover, current education systems do not equip children with the necessary skills to ensure that they are job ready upon graduation.
Mentoring enables both our mentors and mentees to learn from each other and become socially conscious contributors to society.