Senior Mentor Program

Nominated 2010

Country: Hungary

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Poverty, Adult education, Early childhood education

Project owner: Civic Enterprises – Civil Vállalkozások Nonprofit Kft.

Responsible person: Márton Aichelburg

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Senior Mentor Program offers new adventures in service for Hungarians over 55. Now in 8 public schools, Senior Mentor Program works to solve serious social problems, beginning with literacy. Today more than 40 individual members serve as tutors and mentors to children in urban public schools and after-school programs, where they help teach children to read and develop the confidence and skills to succeed in school and in life.