Our mentoring program will be guided by the belief that all children are talented. Experiences in early childhood truly shape a person’s future. The first weeks, months and years are the times when every human being’s cognitive, emotional and social foundations are formed.

SHIHO understands that all children need caring adults in their lives. Although positive, sustained relationships with parents or guardians represent a critical resource for children, other adults can provide support that is similar to the support that a parent provides. This support from other adults can either be in addition to that provided by a parent or in place of support that a parent is unable to give. These adults can provide financial assistance, enhance children’s learning skills, help build their self-esteem and self-control, provide emotional support, advice, guidance and counseling. The very foundation of mentoring is that if caring, concerned adults are available to children and young people, they will become successful adults themselves.