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Cross the Hurdles’ Mentoring Program
A Mentoring Program for People with Disabilities,under the aegis of Cross the Hurdles stands for “vision, voice and vocation - building a relationship”.
What is Mentoring?
Who is a Mentor?
Who is a Mentee?
Our Mentoring Program
It has many different forms. It can occur both one-on-one and in small groups, with various combinations of mentor/mentee matches. Mentoring can take place through personal meetings, E-mail exchanges, telephone conversations, letters, or any other form of correspondence.
Potential outcomes and benefitsPotential benefits of this program:
- Disability pride
- Improved self-advocacy skills
- Knowledge of disability rights
- Increased independent living skills
- Improved motivation and self-esteem
- Involvement in community and extracurricular activities
- Healthier relationships with family, friends, teachers and others
- Interest in having a job/career and the knowledge of how to do so
- Interest in continuing education and the knowledge of how to do so
Mentoring Program for Women with Disabilities
The first phase of this program starts for Women with Disabilities on 8th March 2013 to mark the International Day of Women.
Women with disabilities remain invisible in our society. They need direct contact with other women with disabilities who are working in jobs or who are actively participating in family life or taking their rightful place in the community. It is through their presence and wisdom that other women with disabilities can be an asset, a source of resilience and creativity. For females who come from less than ideal circumstances, mentoring can be a critical ingredient towards positive educational and career growth outcomes.
There is dearth of role models, mentors and muses for the women with disabilities particularly for those who are living in small towns and far flung areas. With this program of ours women with disabilities would have access to a range of successful women with and with disabilities, who could provide support and inspiration in a variety of ways.
Our Mentors for Persons Disabilities
Mentors for females with disabilities or their care givers
- Abha Khetarpal
Masters in English, Economics and Counseling & Psychotherapy, President Cross the Hurdles
- Anita Sharma
BBA, MBA(HR), Entrepreneurship Educator Course certified from IIM Bangalore, NEN and Stanford University,UGC- NET (Management) and Pursuing Fellow Program in Management (PhD) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.
- Namitha Kumar
Pursuing PhD from National Institute of Advanced Studies
- Rajni Gupta
M.Com, MBA(Finance) CAIIB and Diploma in Cooperative Management. Presently working as Senior Manager with Punjab State Cooperative Bank at Chandigarh
- Kavita Krishnasway
Research Scholar in Robotics, United States
- Poonam Singhal
- Vijay Kumar Pant
MBA, Philanthropist, Poet
- Dr Satendra Singh
MBBS, MD Physiology Assistant Professor, UCMS and GTB Hospital
- Rajendra Maurya
MA Economics, MBA
Who can join
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you to be a mentor or a mentee.