PWSA Vic Mentor Pilot Program
Earlier in 2020, the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Victoria (PWSA Vic) received an Information, Linkages and Capability Building (ILC) grant from NDIA to develop a Mentor Program.
The Mentor program that we are developing, which we have named ‘Empowered Voices’ aims to provide Adults (16 years and over) with Prader-Willi Syndrome an opportunity to become more involved in our community. While assisting and encouraging their younger peers. Participants in the Empowered Voices PWSA Victoria Mentor Program will also build self-esteem.
Teamed with a trusted carer, our pilot group will be guided by a project manager and facilitator who has experience in working with people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The facilitator and project manager will assist us in creating a program that will take into account the many factors that will be required to build this program that inexperienced individuals may overlook.
As an introduction, the pilot mentor program will begin at the PWSA Victoria Time Out Camp where Mentors can help with certain aspects of the camp and assist attendees to feel welcome and included. The project manager will meet with the mentors before the camp (via zoom) to introduce each other and explain the program, responsibilities and benefits.
The adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome are an essential part of our community, and through this project, we want to help them discover their true value and benefit to all their peers living with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Our ultimate goal is to give people with Prader-Willi an opportunity to join our Association as the voice of those living with Prade-Willi Syndrome. This will help us understand what is important to them and help us plan for our future.
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor or know of an adult with Prader Willi Syndrome who might enjoy this program and feel that they would like to contribute, please register your interest by completing the attached form before the 31st of August 2021.Register