Tell us about Mentoring for Change
We are a group of MBA students and professionals from various backgrounds and industries including tech, consulting, start-ups and telecommunications. We all share a common passion to teach and empower others to reach their potential. We also believe in the power of education and want to help underprivileged youth get access to education.
Mentoring for Change is an initiative to empower young professionals and university graduates to better understand their career journey and achieve their aspirations.
In return, we ask mentees to pay it forward by donating towards the Magic Bus Foundation which is working with children of disadvantaged backgrounds to provide them an education and alleviate them from poverty.
Tell us about you and why you connected to Magic Bus’ cause?
I was born and raised in India. I did my undergrad degree in Singapore and worked there for about 5 years. I then lived and worked in the Netherlands for 2 years before moving to London to do my MBA. My career has spanned finance and ridesharing with Bloomberg and Uber.
I have had the chance of living in developed and developing countries. I have done a lot of work with driver communities during my time at Uber. I have also played a lot of competitive sport in my life. I believe in the power of education to get people out of poverty and help them empower themselves and I believe that sport has the power to get people behind a common goal and develop camaraderie and basic skills.
The Magic Bus programme of sport, activities and education to help empower youth to get out of poverty was very appealing to everyone at Mentoring for Change as we also really believe in its power to help children learn and get excited!
What fundraising activities have you done for Magic Bus so far?
We have been doing different activities to raise money, particularly since the covid-19 crisis in India.
- Mentoring students and young professionals in return for donation
- A burpees challenge, to do as many as possible in one hour challenge with friends
- Hosting regular workouts for donations
- Running quizzes to help raise money through lockdown
I know the situation in India is extremely difficult as I was there for a period of time as well. We may not have raised a huge amount of money, but in my opinion, every rupee counts!
How can people get involved with Mentoring for Change?
We would love to hear from anyone interested in our support. Simply get in touch via our website and tell us about your ambitions and motivations so that we can help you in the best possible manner.
Having gone through career transitions, been hiring managers, and accepted into reputed MBA programs, these are the avenues through which we can pass on our learnings. We will tailor the support to your specific needs. We provide support with CV reviews, interview prep, career guidance and MBA guidance.
We just request for a donation towards Magic Bus, for the education of underprivileged children, and your 100% commitment in return for our guidance!
What are your next fundraising plans?
My plan is to continue running HIIT workouts on a weekly basis for charity!
Mentoring for Change also welcome more mentees to sign up for our support. They will benefit from our insight, and Magic Bus by their donation, and we will encourage them to hold their own fundraising activities.
To learn more about Mentoring For Change, and get involved in their fantastic mentoring programme, you can visit their Website.