The Mentoring Program in the Caribbean keeps growing
After its launch in September 2017, the Mentoring Program for the Caribbean keeps growing and our tandems reaping from the benefits of working together.
As a result, on the 13th and 17th of November 2017, the tandem from the Antigua and Barbuda Workers' Union, hosted a young workers workshop to present the Mentoring Program.
During this workshop, members of the union between the ages of 18 to 35 were given the opportunity to learn about the program, its objectives, methodology and activities. A follow up meeting to establish the program will take place later on.
In the Dominican Republic, participants from UNICare sector, have implemented the Mentoring Program as a platform for planning, organizing and carrying out various activities for its members such as: campaigns against gender based violence, workshops on breast cancer, workshops on gender mainstreaming and political lobby work to pressure the government into increasing public expenditure in the health sector by 5%.
One of the main goals of the Mentoring Program is to help participants grow from working together and sharing experiences. It is also a platform for different union activities from organizing to leadership and capacity building.
Since it was first launched in 2013, the Mentoring Program has been implemented in all UNI regions, including MENA (Morocco and Tunisia) and the Caribbean. More than 500 participants in over 280 tandems around the world have been working under this program to build stronger unions.