Based on the clear and verified facts and needs of Mentees, a comprehensive mentor/mentee training program will be developed by the project team in a way that ultimately, potential mentors will be trained step-by-step regarding how to lead in women's way.
Through mentor training they will have received, mentors will be able to provide systematical guidance to young women living in rural areas producing handicrafts. Thus mentors will give insight about the fundamentals of actual business life and prepare for mentees through difficult situations by helping them to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence and mindset. Also, a mentor who knows the local market conditions, providing also insights about local practices and opportunities, is an invaluable resource for young woman who are seeking for this valuable support - most probably also being not aware of her need at this moment.
According to the mentoring model, which we are proposing, mentors and mentees will share the same objectives and the take same business risk - destiny - or achieve to similar commercial success. Mentors will take in the business in return for providing of their exertions and guidance. Also, the mentor and mentee may maintain this partnership in future periods. They not only do have the potential to gain, but they will have a personal satisfaction of seeing enterprise succeed through this kind of mentoring. So, mentoring will help for both mentor and mentee to become more productive and improve their socioeconomic conditions. In final and global sense, the project will contribute to rural development strategies by providing alternative job creation approaches in rural areas with creating employability of women of each Member State and its regions, by providing mentor/mentee training and creating a model for establishing the mentoring relations between young and mature women.