Mentors - Benin
Mentoring is a process of informal transmission of knowledge, social capital and psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career or professional development.
MENTORSHIP IN BENIN: AN INITIATIVE VIA PLATFORMS
Mentoring is a process of informal transmission of knowledge, social capital and psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career or professional development. Mentoring involves informal communication, usually face-to-face and over an extended period of time, between someone perceived to have more relevant knowledge, wisdom or experience (the mentor) and someone perceived to have less knowledge and less experiences (the protegee).
HADJARA IDRISS, CO-FOUNDER OF MENTORING CLUB
Born in Nigeria and living in Benin since 2014, HADJARA IDRISS has a degree in networks and telecommunications and then a master's degree in software architecture.
In 2015, she joined the WHISPA training initiated by Etrilabs and TEKXL , a program that offers young women the opportunity to benefit from free training in the fields of web programming, digital marketing and web programming. Passionate about entrepreneurship and web and mobile programming, she has set herself the goal of impacting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa, through various initiatives, including the “mentorat.club” and “sewema.com” platforms.
Thus, in 2016, she co-founded mentorat.club. Through this channel, it connects young project leaders with experts in various fields so that they can support them by sharing their expertise and experiences with them. In doing so, it allows them to increase their chances of success. “mentorat.club” now has more than 1,000 subscribers.
In 2017, she co-founded quotSewemaquot, an easily accessible platform with or without an internet connection, which offers useful content to entrepreneurs to enable them to create high-growth businesses. This project gave birth to “Sewema Insitute” which is a training and skills building center dedicated solely to entrepreneurs and their collaborators. Today, “Sewema” has more than 8,000 users who actively follow online courses.