being able to seek assistance and advice from Affcom for specific needs is
good concept because no matter how large the organisation mentoring in an
invaluable service we can all use.  The issue will be in ensuring the
mentors have the skills, the knowledge and importantly the time(at the
right time) to be able to make positive impact.

One of the most common issues are that new groups tend spend a lot of
effort recreating the wheel because there is no central place find all of
the available materials, and share lessons learnt we could really do with a
WikiShed, or WikiLibrary where we can find the necessary tools whether its
for joining a WLE, WikiTakes, a WikiTown or just organising a group meetup
for the first time having the knowledge, the tools and how events relate to
each of the projects would be an invaluable service add to that a list of
mentors who have been successful with that event, including the languages
they speak, the time zone they are in would bring success to all groups

On 19 October 2015 at 19:05, Gerard Meijssen <>

> Hoi,
> Ask yourself, you want more mentoring and in front of you are 50 user
> groups; you do not understand their language, you do not know their
> culture. They do the necessary self administration, the  minimal
> requirements to inform about whatever it is they do so well.
> They do describe that they are happy with their progress and tell you so in
> your language. What more is it that you can provide without taking away
> from the work that they do so well?
> Thanks,
>      GerardM
> On 19 October 2015 at 08:56, Pine W <> wrote:
> > If it's OK, I'd like to return to the subject of mentoring. I'm wondering
> > if Affcom might be able to facilitate a kind of matchmaking process where
> > some of the more established affiliates mentor some of the newer
> > affiliates. We have some very informal ways that this happens now, and
> I'm
> > wondering if a more proactive approach by Affcom in encouraging this kind
> > of mentoring would be helpful. Thoughts?
> >
> > Pine
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