MINT: new mentoring program for young migrants and refugees

Mentoring for Integration of third country national children affected by migration (MINT) –  is a new program of the Ocalenie Foundation implemented jointly with partners from Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Romania. It is addressed to young people aged 10-15, who recently came to Poland and need help with integration, both refugees (at any stage of the refugee procedure) and migrants. Our goal is to help in better integration in Poland – by providing constant support from mentors who work individually with participants.

The program offers help in learning and education, workshops, visits in cultural institutions and outdoor activities.

The organizers will also be in constant contact with the parents of the children participating in the program, offering them the necessary support. 

Recruitment of  participants will last from June 3 to June 14, 2019.


MINT: description of the program

15 children, aged 10-15, will participate in each cycle of the program. Each participant will have a mentor, who will provide support in integration, learning and dealing with current school-related matters.

Each of the children will meet with their mentor once a week to get to know each other and receive some assistance with learning. Once a month, she or he will participate in a group meeting, during which, together with other participants of the program, will be able to take part in cultural, artistic or sports activities. In addition, every two months excursions will be organized for children to go to various cultural or scientific institutions. 


Who can apply?

We cordially invite:

  • youth at age 10-15 who have already studied in Warsaw;
  • youth living in Poland for no longer than 3 years;
  • refugees (at any stage of the refugee procedure) and migrants,
  • persons who voluntarily want to join the program;
  • persons who have difficulties with learning or integration in Poland;
  • persons who do not work during the school year in a way that would make learning impossible.

Only students who meet all the above conditions can qualify for the program.


Recruitment of participants

In order to apply follow these steps:

  1. From June 3, an application form will be available on our site. Complete it with your parent or legal guardian. We’ll get back to you with the results by June 23.
  2. If you cannot fill out the form yourself or have any doubts about how to do it, please visit our Help Center for Foreigners in Ocalenie Foundation located at Krucza 6/14a in Warsaw on:
  • June 3 from 11:00 to 19:00
  • June 4 from 10:00 to 17:00
  • June 10 from 10:00 to 17:00 or
  • June 14 from 10:00 to 17:00

We will help you fill out the form. Come along with a parent or legal guardian. In these days, you can also get additional information regarding the program from the coordinators.


In case of any questions you can also send an e-mail to: [email protected].

Recruitment of  participants will last from June 3 to June 14, 2019.

We will let you know if you are accepted till June 23.


Participation in recruitment process does not guarantee qualification for the program.

We cordially invite all students to apply to the program!


This program is cofunded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund