Mentors make a difference

Youth mentorship schemes can bring about long-lasting and positive changes and need not be confined to disadvantaged or troubled youth

Christie Lim (second from left, with father Lim Soon Seng, Daniel; mother Niam Kai Mei; and brother Joshel) was inspired to make the effort to communicate with her loved ones after attending a Focus on the Family Singapore programme. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Dr Roland Yeow (above), executive director (designate) of Boys' Town, learnt vocational skills for two years in the early 1990s at the then Boys' Town Vocational Institute, which was part of Boys' Town. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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Mentorship programmes have come under the spotlight recently.

Earlier this month, the Mentoring Alliance was launched, bringing together 11 organisations that aim to grow mentoring schemes for youth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline Mentors make a difference. Subscribe