About the project
ABLE Mentor is one of the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE)’s projects. The primary purpose of the project is to connect students and professionals with students from the upper secondary school classes and create a network where they can share knowledge and experience. Students and mentors will be assigned into teams of one mentor and one student based on common interests. Within three months they will have to develop their own case or project that can be related to entrepreneurship, personal development or social causes. The concept of individual mentoring and building a sustainable relationship of trust between the players in each team is in the essence of ABLE Mentor, while the main goal is to increase the knowledge and skills of the students.
How it started
The program started initially in the spring of 2014 in Sofia, and by summertime 2016 five seasons of the project have successfully been carried out. To date, the program has scaled to the total of six cities across the country – Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Kazanlak, Blagoevgrad, Vratsa.
How the program is carried out
The program takes place two times a year in the periods November to January and March to June.
- to work together during the 12 weeks the project lasts;
- to participate in the three full-day events, serving as ‘the backbone’ of the program;
- to devote at least eight hours a month to work on their couple’s project.
In addition, mentors and students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of trainings and other events, organized by either ABLE Mentor or ABLE.