Shar­ing skills for brighter fu­ture

Manawatu Guardian - - SERVICES DIRECTORY - By VICKI HILL, Su­perGrans Men­tor­ing

Life has changed sig­nif­i­cantly over re­cent years and fun­da­men­tal life skills that many peo­ple might take for granted are be­ing lost.

From ba­sic cook­ing and veg­etable gar­den­ing through to manag­ing a home and fam­ily, these skills can be the dif­fer­ence be­tween flour­ish­ing and flag­ging.

Su­perGrans Men­tor­ing is a lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion on a mis­sion to help peo­ple flour­ish.

Em­pow­er­ing peo­ple to set goals and en­hance their lives, Su­perGrans is a safe place to learn. Men­tors work one-on-one in clients’ homes and in com­mu­ni­ty­based, low-ra­tio hands-on work­shops, teach­ing prac­ti­cal, use­ful skills in a com­pas­sion­ate, car­ing way.

The con­cept is sim­ple but the ef­fects of men­tor­ing can be pow­er­ful and lon­glast­ing. It’s not only clients and their fam­i­lies ben­e­fit­ing from Su­perGrans work ei­ther — men­tors find it re­ward­ing too. Many say that see­ing their clients grow in con­fi­dence and abil­ity, and the pos­i­tive af­fect that has on their lives, is price­less.Su­perGrans men­tors are vol­un­teers, and while the name might sug­gest grand­moth­ers in red capes, you don’t have to be a ‘gran’ to make a dif­fer­ence. Peo­ple of any gen­der, age and back­ground are en­cour­aged to ap­ply — all you need is an hour or two, a kind spirit and a prac­ti­cal life skill to share. Find us on Face­Book @Su­perGran­sMen­tor­ing or call (06) 354-3804 to learn more.

Su­perGrans men­tors Al­li­son Smith and Joce Good­man re­ceive a ‘thank you’ from their lat­est cook­ing work­shop­pers.

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