Mr. Ola Akinwe
Founder, Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network (www.bmanadvocacy.org)
Nigeria Coordinator – International Men’s Day
Nigeria Coordinator – World Day Of The Boy Child Nigeria
Executive- Fathers and Families Coalition of America (FFCA)
Affiliate Member- Mengage Ltd, UK
Telephone: +234 802 301 0608 +234 815 500 2255
LAGOS, NIGERIA - Boys Mentoring Advocacy Network ("BMAN") is pioneering a community mentoring initiative -- “Kith And Kin”. This initiative creates mentoring programs that consider both the community and culture are developed in collaboration with community members and build on strengths within the community. The mentoring relationship will include not only the mentor and the young person, but also his or her family and the community to ensure success.
The “Kith And Kin” mentoring programs will help to groom and connect youth and mentors to the tribal culture to which they belong by helping them to learn about their native community and family; encouraging an appreciation for Elders and traditional teachers, grandparents and parents; and including Native history, language and culture in the program.
Elders and traditional teachers are able to share cultural traditions and values with younger generations to build a sense of personal and societal identity. An additional benefit of the "Kith And Kin" mentoring programs is that young people are taught the importance of community stewardship and the ways of the land.
BMAN is seeking kinsmen/kinswomen who will volunteer to mentor four kindred in their family, tribe and clan or in their community.
Individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions interested in participating in and raising awareness for the "Kith And Kin" mentoring programs should contact Mr. Ola Akinwe by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: +234 802 301 0608, +234 815 500 5522.