This pledge has been successful and is now closed. However the project is underway and you can find out more about it and how to get involved by going to www.mentoringworldwide.org/blog/
"I will mentor a minimum of two people in the developing world in the area of my skills base and expertise (media, communications, broadcasting , democratic media building, participatory media, community video). I will do this for free for a minimum of six months (in my free time). The mentoring will be in person or via email/skype and the mentoring connections will be established by a website and database that I am willing to take responsibility for creating but only if 250 other people will mentor a minimum of two people in their skills."
— Lucy Hooberman
Deadline to sign up by: 15th January 2006
349 people signed up (99 over target)
This kind of idea has been around for a while, and it surfaced again for me at TED last year at a big brainstorm. It would be great finally to launch it. 250 people will give us enough critical mass to offer, at launch, a really compelling collection of mentoring topics to people in the developing world. From there the idea could spread to become something really big.
Lucy Hooberman, the Pledge Creator, joined by: