At ECF, one of the constant challenges we face is recruitment of good quality of programme mentors. The team of mentors we have is committed to the cause and deliver high quality training to men in the community. But we recognise that we need to provide ongoing training to programme mentors along with other programme staff to build their capacity.

In addition to the regular monthly training, we organised a week-long intensive mentor training in the last week of January covering the following areas.

Violence against women and re-emphasizing on the role of men in reduction of same

How to do good documentation or reporting

Best practices for stakeholder engagement

How to make your training sessions interesting and fun

How to do deal with individuals with special needs

Basic computer training

Showcase of issue-based documentary films

Highlight of the training was a session conducted by renowned social activist, writer and director Atul Pethe. He spoke to mentors about how to use oneself as a medium during training.  Mentors found the interaction with him very useful.