“Let’s talk empowerment to create hope and success for our youth.”
“To provide guidance to the youth to enhance their confidence and aspirations through value-based English conversation.”
UNIQUE APPROACH: ONE ON ONE MENTORING OVER SMART PHONES
The uniqueness of our initiative is that teaching/mentoring is conducted via smartphones. Prices of smartphones have plummeted to affordable levels; we are therefore able to harness the power of mobile technology to connect seamlessly across national and international borders. We are location-neutral.
COMPASSIONATE MENTORS WITH EXCELLENT ENGLISH SKILLS
Our dedicated and deeply compassionate mentors have excellent English skills. They converse with their mentees for a minimum of two hours a week, at mutually convenient times. Mentors largely use WhatsApp, though when necessary, they make regular phone calls too. Conversations revolve around lesson plans designed for both beginners and for more advanced learners . Mentors commit to working with their mentees for an initial period of one year. This may be extended if mutually acceptable.
DIVERSE POOL OF MENTEES
The majority of our students are studying in Classes 8, 9, and 11, and are drawn from our partner institutions: Balvantray Mehta School, East Point School, Nai Disha, NIIT Foundation, Udyam Trust and Vidya Niketan located in Delhi, Quota International and The Vidya School in Gurugram, and Maharishi Dayanand College in Mumbai. We are also working with teachers from Nirmal Primary School and Salaam Balak Trust. TTM! accepts mentees only from partner institutions.
SUPPORT OFFERED FREELY
Our time, our support and our knowledge is priceless, but we offer it freely. TTM! is not an NGO, it is a movement that we hope will spawn and inspire many similar initiatives.
ENRICHING LIVES OF BOTH MENTORS AND MENTEES
Talk To Me! has enriched the lives of mentees and mentors alike. While our primary objective is to improve conversational and social skills, our mentors often connect so deeply with their mentees that they are able to help them alter the trajectory of their lives and fulfill their aspirations! As one of our enthusiastic mentors exclaimed, “It is deeply satisfying to be able to help someone improve, grow and see things differently.”