The ERBUD “Common Challenges” Foundation has developed and runs its own mentoring programme called The TOGETHER Programme. It is based on cooperation between Mentor and Mentee. The aim of the cooperation is to help the mentee to become independent. Mentors are employees of ERBUD Group. Mentee may be a person getting ready to become independent, remaining in the care of foster custody.
The mentees of the TOGETHER Programme are children of state-run children’s homes and family-run children’s homes. The participants of the TOGETHER Programme are people who have become independent and who want to actively work on their future. Each Mentee of the Foundation who participates in the TOGETHER Program is under individual care of a Mentor.
The TOGETHER Programme Mentors are everyday employees of the ERBUD Group. Our Mentors work with Programme Mentees voluntarily, in a voluntary system. Mentor offers his mentee advice, support and help in the period of entering the adult life.
Deputy Director of Occupational Health and Safety Division
of ERBUD S.A.
at ERBUD Shared Services Sp. z o.o.
Deputy Director of the Wrocław Branch
The Mentors of the TOGETHER Programshare their experience and knowledge with the mentees and build friendly, direct relations with them. The relationship between the "life advisor" and the mentee is based on respect and trust, and its main purpose is to inspire and discover the potential of the mentees.
Mentors of the TOGETHER Programme come mainly from among the employees of the ERBUD Capital Group. They are persons not only perceived within the organization as empathetic and kind, but also recognized by specialists (psychologist, pedagogue, social worker) as suitable to cooperate with the mentees. Mentor candidates who receive a positive opinion from specialists undergo additional training tailored to their individual needs. While working with the mentee, the Mentors can get help from a psychologist or another specialist at any time. Our Mentors cooperate with the Foundation on a voluntary basis.
They want to help and have an aptitude for being a volunteer.
They do extra, charitable work for the local community.
They take the initiative, propose solutions, "show life", watch over the first steps in adult life.
They propose and suggest, they do not decide, they support and help when something goes wrong.
Volunteers respond to the real needs of their mentees. They know that a good relationship is the key to success.