Update on the MSN Refugee Student Education Program

Update on the MSN Refugee Student Education Program

Students in the Refugee Students Education Program have now completed both the career advisory and the mentoring components of the program.

The official wrap-up was marked by a celebration at Strike Bowling Charlestown and a great time was had by mentors, mentees and supporters who attended to mark the occasion. The mentors and mentees will continue to communicate via e-mail for the rest of the school year and the students will continue to access their scholarship funds.

Program co-ordinator Pat O’Flaherty says: “I am delighted with the support provided by the mentors and the commitment shown by the mentees.”

Laurie, one of the mentors, wrote: “I found it both challenging and fulfilling and believe that the student I mentored benefited greatly from our mentoring sessions.”

A survey will be distributed to mentors, mentees and their parents, and others in the program to provide official feed-back.Once received a meeting will be arranged for the mentors and others to get together to discuss the feedback and the program in general.

The program is funded by the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.