Newsletter February 2013
Dear Nightingale friends,
Hope you are fine and best wishes for the best 2013.
The first board meeting of 2013 has been held
The board consists of Carina Sild Lönroth (lead partner and network manager) Jordi Feu and Oscar Prieto but now also with the new member; Nita Ørmen from Norway.
You can find the minutes from the first meeting on the webpage “Board meetings”
The board discussed possible themes of the next coming Conference and have some ideas, but would be glad if you have any suggestions or ideas or want to recommend any key note speakers. Just let us know.
As planned the conference will be held the 25th of October 2013 in Norwayand the network meeting will usual be held the day before, which means the 24 October at 4 o´clock p.m. + dinner together.
Hopefully you can help us and spread the news and the date to your own network
As decided in Vienna we will let one partner write something about their Nightingale in each newsletter:
Update from Nightingale Växjö
Nightingale Växjö has 22 active tandems, all ready for another four months of mentoring!
In December, Håkan and Sofia arranged the annual “game-night”, with lots of fun board games and also A LOT of tasty “fika” (cookies, buns and candy) made by the tandems. Everyone had a great night and this is a good opportunity to wish each other a Merry Christmas. All tandems were encouraged to keep contact over the holidays. Håkan and Sofia will soon meet all mentors for group-tutoring.
In January, Håkan and Sofia will attend Linnaeus University’s “Welcome Fair” for “old” and new students. Hopefully, many will be interested in the Nightingale and already apply for a new mentoring year, starting October -13.
Best wishes for 2013/ Håkan and Sofia, Nightingale Växjö, Sweden
Film release about The Nightingale Mentoring concept at the University College of Oslo and Akershus in Norway.
A great happening occurred on Friday, January 25th, 2013.
A new film that clearly demonstrates the uniqueness of the mentoring concept was shown at Oslo and Akershus University College. The film shows us the relationship between the mentor and the mentee, the fun and meaningfulness of taking part in indoor and outdoor activities, the appreciation from the parents, the children`s joy, the mentor`s playfulness, and much more. Professor Elisabeth Backe- Hansen, who has evaluated the Norwegian Nightingale Mentoring concept, also shares some of her findings from the evaluation in the film. There are two versions of the film, one that lasts 30 minutes and one that lasts 15 minutes. Mie Mörner, Nightingale coordinator in Oslo has made the film together with filmmaker Carl Fredrik Norman.
Some of the children who appear in the film were invited to the release session and shared their opinions about the mentoring concept with the audience that consisted of professors, teachers, mentors and filmmakers. Representatives from The Nightingale Mentoring Network were also invited to the event. Carina Sild Lönroth lectured about the history and background of the Nightingale Mentoring concept after the film.
Sessions like this are important for the sustainment and development of the Nightingale Mentoring concept.
Nita Ørmen – board member of The Nightingale Mentoring Network
Warmest regards from the board
Nita, Jordi, Oscar and Carina