There is no one on God’s green earth that doesn’t need some guidance and directions from time to time.
Parents, relatives, friends, teachers, and so on dispense pieces of advice in a bid to straighten the course of a child’s life as they grow.
That said, everyone needs a mentor both in their personal life and in business. For young people, however, these inspiring individuals can be hard to find.
Meet Charzade Araujo, a woman entrepreneur and the founder of Teen Mentors in Mozambique.
Why Teen Mentors?
This innovative platform, created in 2017, is dedicated to mentoring children, adolescents, and families.
Firmly grounded on the four behavioral principles namely; self-knowledge, personal development, emotional intelligence, and vocational guidance.
Teen Mentors aims to help young people find their purpose and direction in life, thereby instilling in them values that will equip them for the future.
Commenting on the rationale that surrounds the establishment of Teen Mentors, Araujo, said,
“As a professional, in Finance and Human Resources, I did some work with Universities and I noticed many gaps in young people and many difficulties experienced by them in entering the job market.
80% of them were taking the wrong courses. This situation moved me a lot and I felt the need to develop something that could help teenagers even before they entered university.”
With that in mind, this passionate innovative entrepreneur sets out to address some of the prevailing problems many young people face.
An Innovative mentorship program designed for teenagers and parents
Teenagers are not only prepared from an early age to face life’s challenges but are taught how to deal with them. They also learn to make plans, achieve their dreams, and imbibe moral values that can last for a lifetime.
On the other hand, parents are equipped with needed tools that can enable them to train their children, motivate them, and understand them. In addition, the Teen Mentors program promotes harmony between parents and their children.
Like many other inspiring African women entrepreneurs, Araujo’s definition of success is not quantifiable in terms of money or assets.
In her own words, success is “the realisation of a personal dream.
To be able to help thousands of people with their processes, and to be able to help other families by employing them in the company. My goal is to impact thousands of lives and to live my purpose.”
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