60 is not a big number, but it is a great number compared to the first 8 mentor-mentee of December 2015 when the SME Mentoring program started in Hanoi. As people are welcoming 2020, a new decade, a community becomes more and more mature and bring true values to mentors and mentees after 4 years of operation.
The founders who participated in the program, the youngest one is 21 years old while the oldest one is 72 years old, shared the joy of belonging to a community that brings values, continuous learning and mutual support.
We have nurtured our community by faith, a positive attitude, above all an open mindset. SME mentoring 1on1 Hanoi cannot exist as it is today without early mentors like Ms. Giang Do, Ms. Diem Anh, and Ms. Huyen Nga, and veteran mentees who would not accept mentors and their relationships will probably last a lifetime, through all highs and lows. Sincere thanks to Mr. Ted Nuyen - the inspirer and instructor, thank Tran Thanh Tung, Kha Vinh enthusiastically for sharing new experiences and perspectives, and especially mentor Phan Dinh Tuan Anh who accompanies SME Mentoring Hanoi.
The model of SME Mentoring 1on1 is initially being replicated in Northern universities.
This year all mentors and mentors of the program received a special gift, which is the book The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann. In the book, there is an interesting saying, dedicated to mentor-mentee as a sincere thanks, wish everyone a new year of health, success and new discoveries.
“... even if you do not hold a traditional leadership position, does not mean that you are not in a position to influence others, to inspire and empower others. , to catalyze the greatness of others, to promote their success, to lift them up. In other words, it is to give away leadership, and in doing so it "pokes" the whole world in a positive way”.