I see this WhatsApp message from a university student with a course outline’s screen shot attachment and a simple request to assist him on an elective course selection. With my vast experience on traditional engineering principles and my knowledge on impact of current technology trends on industry, I peruse the core and elective courses and quickly give him options with explanations for the choices. The student is grateful and proceeds to settle on his courses with a conviction of a boosted confidence of a mentor’s input.

Mentorship is the guidance provided by a mentor, especially an experienced person in a company or educational institution. In this relationship, a less experienced person receives guidance and direction by a more experienced person. It is natural that the two sets of individuals would always exist in any society. What makes the difference in a progressive society is the willingness of the mentee to identify, trust and reach out to a mentor and the latter’s ability to instill confidence in him by prompt attention and adequate guidance while providing room for the mentee to make own choices after a guided assistance.

Rarieda Professionals Trust (RPT) is seeking to be the ready mentor to young professionals and students. We are formed by a group of respectable senior professionals who have been through the academic and life and work journey and emerged top in their respective professional fields, with national and sometimes international renown.

Our community needs role modelling in a friendly relationship in this learning and development process. RPT will draw simple programmes that will allow the two groups to freely interact in an online platform that efficiently engages the parties cost effectively, without need to interrupt another’s programme and fast!!

Welcome to the brand-new approach to role modelling of our society as professionals seek to equip the future generation with skill and wisdom that would allow the protégés aspire to better achievement that would in turn spur academic and professional progress in our society. And remember, with progression in individual success, the society that is willing to synergize individual efforts, would propagate exponential growth not only in her economy but in her wealth creation and economic and financial security of the succeeding generations.

Eng. Reuben J Onunga, PE

Team Leader and CEO, Rarieda Professionals Trust (RPT)

Harnessing the power of professionals for fiscal development for posterity.