IAWA strives to create a support network for our ambassadors that includes nurturing adults, peer mentors, advocates, role models, and a cohort of positive peers.  Mentors are a key component of this network. Many youth in our program don't have adults in their home that can guide them as they make integral decisions now that will ultimately decide their futures.  

We are currently seeking mentors, in South Africa, to support our Ambassadors during the 2018 school year.  


Mentors are asked to commit and be responsible for the following:

  • one year commitment with an option to extend
  • meet with mentee minimally every quarter (or four times a year)
  • call mentee minimally every month to check up on them 


Mentors are accepted from all professional backgrounds, but we are particularly in need of professionals from the following industries:

  • Medicine/Health
  • Aviation
  • Law
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Hospitality
  • Business Management
  • Marketing/Communications


We will be accepting applications until 15 March 2018.  Mentors that pass our screening process will be invited to an orientation that will take place in April 2018.

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