Assessing the effect of one-to-one youth mentoring programme of high-risk adolescents Completed

Area(s) of work: Education

Duration: June 2018 – March 2019

Funder/Partner: Dalyan Foundation

The field of youth mentoring in India is at a very nascent stage in terms of the development of practice and evidence. We undertake an evaluation of a mentoring programme offered by Mentor Together to adolescents who belong to socially and economically marginalised background. The mentoring programme through a one-to-one mentoring approach aims to engage and work with the mentees on developing their social skills, self-esteem, resilience, critical thinking, academic performance and in developing pathways to achieve their aspirations and goals. In collaboration with Mentor Together, we undertake a mixed method approach where RCT method was adopted to create treatment and control group who were tracked for three years to understand the effect of the Mentor Together programme on the mentees, in addition to employing Qualitative methods to unpack the dynamics and role of the programme on support and development of the mentees.