In the spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year, the University of Pécs joined the country in the first round of the "Let's Teach for Hungary!" - a mentoring program aimed at helping undergraduate students in micro-regional primary schools to further their education and broaden their worldview. Within the framework of the program, mentor students acquire the basics of mentoring during a theoretical course, under the guidance of instructors experienced in mentoring and familiar with the theoretical knowledge of the program. As a further step of the program, they join the students of a school, with the aim of helping them by passing on their experience and knowledge, organizing programs to get the students to as many places as possible. Students from all faculties of the university can participate in the program, may receive scholarship for their work, can gain experience, and increase their sensitivity and willingness to address social issues.
In order to promote the program, the mentors of the program's mentors (Klaudia Galgóczi, István Orsós and Gergely Horváth) organized an online event with the coordination of the Inclusive University Program Office, where new and experienced mentors were given the opportunity to communicate their experiences. During the program, students with interest toward the program were able to get acquainted with the activities and their mentored students. In the online space, the lecturers highlighted their general and mentoring-related experiences. The event summarized the events of the first year of the mentoring program in three sessions. These sessions are available online at the following links:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86iaqlpscMg
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMT-b6WXA1o
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzFButSeUmQ
Participating students and mentors of the program are expecting enthusiastic students who want to work with children, establish numerous new connections, and who are willing to become members of a supportive community.