Call for Mentors: Empower Refugee Women in Sport

February 9, 2024

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Could you be a mentor for coaches working with refugees?

The REWINS 2.0 project aims to promote the inclusion of refugee women in sport and training coaches, by creating mixed women’s teams of refugees and developing training structures. 

We are looking for 10 mentors, they can be men or women who possess 2 years of experience working with refugees. As a mentor your role will be crucial in guiding and empowering coaches with little or no experience of working with refugees. 

You will have four days to offer us spread over four months. In exchange we can offer you a change-making experience and €750 in exchange.

REWINS addresses the need to create training programmes for the inclusion of refugee women in different team and individual sports (football, dancing, volleyball, swimming, athletics, etc) and offers an online customised mentorship programme for coaches/ trainers working with refugees. 

The project is a European Union supported cooperation led by Fare network. Partners are Girl Power, Denmark;  Organisation Earth, Greece; UISP, Italy; A.E Ramassa, Spain



Full details of role


In pursuit of our mission to empower and understand the needs of refugee women in sports, the REWINS 2.0 project is seeking dedicated mentors to join our cause. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with project partners to develop the framework for the mentoring program, including content, program structure, and delivery options. 
  • Provide mentorship to a designated mentee over a 4-week period. 
  • Contribute significantly to the blueprint of online mentoring in the context of sports.

Mentoring Programme Details

  • Duration: 4 days spread over 4 months Compensation: 750 Euros
  • You can be involved in any sport

Why Become a Mentor?

  • Make a tangible difference in the lives of refugee women through sport
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of partners and mentors to shape the programme 
  • Play a vital role in pioneering innovative online mentoring practices in the field of sport

Tasks in the programme

  • Assist mentees in identifying specific barriers they may encounter when welcoming women refugees into sports environments 
  • Offer guidance on strategies and approaches to address these barriers effectively
  • Encourage and motivate mentees to develop their leadership and coaching skills adapted to refugees 
  • Share your own experiences and challenges faced 

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience working with refugee populations 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for promoting sports as a means of empowerment and inclusion

How to Apply


Interested candidates are invited to send a CV and Cover Letter to anna.guzman@farenet.org before the 19th of February 2024 

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