May 11th 2021

Sindbad: impressive mid-term results

Joint mentoring program for socially disadvantaged students by Sindbad Innsbruck and the Entrepreneurial School® | New management team plans committed further development

MCI supports the Sindbad initiative to help socially disadvantaged young people with their education. From left to right: Sindbad Innsbruck site managers Hanna Hörtnagl, Isabell De Luca. ©Sindbad Innsbruck: Site Management
MCI supports the Sindbad initiative to help socially disadvantaged young people with their education. From left to right: New Sindbad Innsbruck site managers Hanna Hörtnagl, Isabell De Luca. ©Sindbad Innsbruck: Site Management

With the support of Sindbad Innsbruck, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® is committed far beyond its academic responsibilities, setting an example for a social community from which young people in Innsbruck can benefit.

Due to family, social or other circumstances, educational opportunities are unequally distributed in Austria. This means that important potential is lost for those young people concerned as well as for society. The Sindbad mentoring program addresses precisely this issue and pursues the goal of supporting disadvantaged young people, recognizing and seizing educational opportunities and putting them into practice.

The MCI recognizes this immensely important task and supports the initiative to help socially disadvantaged students enter the academic world. Sindbad Innsbruck "set sail" in November 2020 and gave the starting signal for the first mentoring season. 21 mentoring teams are currently on a joint journey into a professional future. "This is an incredible success," says MCI Rector Andreas Altmann in praise of the program's extremely impressive response.

Hanna Hörtnagl and Isabell De Luca are now taking over the Sindbad helm from site founders Katharina Klingler and Luzia Hawthorne in March 2021, just as the halfway point of the mentoring relay is around the corner.

"We appreciate Sindbad Innsbruck above and beyond," MCI Rector Andreas Altmann emphasizes the outstanding voluntary commitment of Sindbad's extremely professional team, adding, "It is impressive and beneficial to see young people taking responsibility for young people who need help. One cannot overestimate the personal and social added value that this creates. We are delighted to be able to work with Sindbad in workshops, modules and the like. A huge THANK YOU is due to the two founders of Sindbad Innsbruck Katharina Klingler and Luzia Hawthorne and now also to the two newcomers in charge Hanna Hörtnagl and Isabell De Luca."

In the mentoring process, Sindbad connects voluntarily committed young personalities with students between the ages of 14 and 19 who experience particular disadvantages. The basic principle of the mentoring process is a close personal relationship between mentor and mentee. This relationship is designed to be as individual and needs-oriented as possible. This includes leisure activities as well as writing job applications together or looking for trial internships. In addition to the individual design, the Sindbad teams are accompanied by professional training, supervision and dynamic group activities. All participants should learn from each other in the best possible way, expand their competencies and gain insights into each other's lives.

Sindbad Innsbruck continues to grow powerfully and will start the next round in November 2021 with the impressive number of 40 mentoring teams. Motivated mentors and interested mentees can join for the new season. The next digital info evenings for mentors will take place on:

  • May 19, 2021
  • June 09 2021
  • July 08 2021

at 7 pm. You can find more information about the info evenings HERE.

CONTACT:

E-Mail: hanna.hoertnagl@sindbad.co.at / Phone: 0043 681 81862917

E-Mail: isabell.deluca@sindbad.co.at / Phone: 0043 681 81757489

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