The training, held at the Care House in Victoria, is in preparation for a mentoring programme in which they will be attached to a child from either Foyer de Nazareth or the President’s Village.
This programme will also be a pilot project for a National Mentoring Programme which will take place in 2016.
NFC chairman Robert Moumou said that this programme will surely bring the 19 awardees closer to the community.
He said that through this programme, the awardees will be expected to at least once a month visit or call the child to whom they have been attached.
“The awardees are to guide those children and become a role model to them,” he said, adding that this session will be followed by another one called ‘Bounding Activity’.
This ‘Bounding Activity’, which will be done in close collaboration with the social department, Foyer de Nazareth and the President’s Village, will entail pairing-up a child with the awardees, where they will have to visit that child and do activities with them like cooking. This session will last until January.
Dary Marengo, father to a young daughter and who was nominated by his Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT) work mates, said he is ready for such challenges.
“I am truly blessed that I was asked to come to this session. I am ready to guide those children and become a role model to them,” he said.