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I mentor two young entrepreneurs in the Levant, in Beirut and Jordan, and their enterprises are growing steadily. They are creating jobs, reducing poverty and giving purpose to others in their countries at a time when hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are flooding into both of their local areas. Having spent decades in the RAF dealing with conflict that is fuelled in part by inequality and lack of opportunity in the Region, I hope in some small way to try and reduce this underlying stimulus to unrest by funding another couple of young entrepreneurs through the Mowgli Mentoring Experience.
I have an ambition to mentor two new entrepreneurs in the next year, funded with my target of £1000; however, the more I raise, the more mentees will get supported. This initial cost should cover the initial selection, training and 'matching' of mentor and mentees. My time and effort throughout the whole mentoring process is given freely. Although the formal mentoring programme runs for 12 months, I have continued to support my current mentees since 2010, and we still see benefit in the relationships.
My brother Peter (also ex-RAF, and turned 70 this year) and myself (in my 60th year) plan to ride 230+ miles from Stratcarron around the mountainous Torridon loop, through Ullapool up to Lochinver via the Old Man of Storr, and back across Scotland to Dingwall in nine days. Two old men past the Old Man of Storr...
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