Saturday, June 4, 2016

Mentoring From Around the World to Help South Africa's Youths

When it comes to the most important inventions created since 1900, few would disagree with putting the Internet at or near the top of the list.  In addition to providing an enormous amount of information on countless topics, the Internet also allows people to help make the world a better place.  Infinite Family is one of the many agencies that harness the power of the Internet for the greater good.

Infinite Family helps children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS by providing them with a mentor.  Mentors are adults who live all over the world and wish to provide hope, guidance, and emotional support to mentees.  Mentees, also referred to as Net Buddies, are children of various ages who live in South Africa.  These children may have been orphaned by AIDs, may have HIV/AIDS in their family, and/or may have HIV/AIDS themselves.  The agency does not provide this personal information.  The agency does provide several training sessions for those who wish to be mentors, which touch on a variety of things, including the history of South Africa, cultural issues involving HIV/AIDS, and more.  Training sessions are carried out over the Internet.

Mentoring is done inside video chat rooms.  There are a variety of things that can take place in the video chat rooms: conversations, tutoring, playing games, drawing, writing, etc.

Mentoring takes place once a week for 30 minutes.  Such limited times can create change that can last a lifetime.

I've been a mentor for many years.  It's one of the most important things that I have ever done in my life. There is no fee involved.  But patience and kindness are required.

To learn more, visit Infinite Family.

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