More And Better
Last March, April and May, the Mentoring Project associated itself with the Boomerang Project, in which dozens of students from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon returned to their primary and secondary schools with the aim to give lectures on Mental Health and Consumption.
This partnership emerged after the last few editions of Boomerang, due to the need to answer the questions asked by students who were about to enrol in higher education institutions. The Mentoring Ambassador is like a bridge between the university world and the experiences of compulsory education; the fact that trainers and students are so close in age makes communication a lot easier.
The role of the Mentoring Ambassador is to promote our Faculty, showing the best of what we do, our curricular programs and the large number of projects we develop. Above all, we highlight the importance of the Mentoring Project as a tool to promote the academic and social integration of the "freshmen" in the city of Lisbon, emphasizing the role played by the mentor throughout the FMUL students' academic career. This partnership allows maximizing the experience of these students.
And with Boomerang training sessions in each trainer's home town, Boomerang Ambassadors can go a lot further! With a total of 70 ambassadors, we are now going farther, covering not only the district of Lisbon, but other cities across the country, from Beja to Évora, Tomar, Fátima, Santarém, among many others. This initiative enables the FMUL to reach hundreds of students, who are now a little closer to us.
The Mentoring Project Partnership