Victory International’s Learning and Mentoring Program (LAMP) – Lighting the Path for Others

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10

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PURPOSE

The purpose of LAMP is to equip others to become all God has destined and purposed them to be. This is in keeping with Victory International Church’s mission to equip and empower individuals to maximize their leadership potential for the purpose of the becoming agents of change.

Mission

The mission of LAMP is to share with others the gifts, talents, skills, knowledge, and wisdom of which God has blessed us; by offering support to assist in enhancing spiritual, practical academic, personal, and social development, as well as career and employment success.

At the core of LAMP is the desire to share in accordance with I Peter 4, where the early church is asked to practice hospitality without grumbling and to minister to one another as we have received.

The LAMP program is comprised of two streams: the LEARNING STREAM and the MENTORING STREAM.

LEARNING STREAM

Focuses on providing educational support through tutoring to members of our community (focus on youth, i.e. from primary school through high school to graduate school levels), to assist them in succeeding in their academic pursuits. Assistance is provided in various subject matter and various academic endeavours.

Tutoring sessions will be arranged on Sundays following the morning service or at scheduled at a time convenient for the tutor.

Please come to the Welcome Centre of Victory International Church at the specified time, 12:45pm and someone will meet you there.

Accessing the LEARNING Program
Course Description Level/Target
Business Mathematics Of Finance/ Financial Mathematics Annuities, perpetuities, amortization, loans, bonds. College/University Undergraduate students
Personal Finance Budgeting, money management, etc… Adults, Students
Business Statistics 1 Organization of Data, Measures of Location, Variation, Probability & Sampling Distdibutions, Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing, Regression & Correlation. College/University Undergraduate students
Business Statistics 2 Estimating Population Parameters, Hypothesis Testing, Statistical Inferences from two samples, Chi-square Analysis, Linear Regression and Multiple Regression Analysis. College/University Undergraduate students
Applied Mathematics Math 101 Arithmetic with basic algebra designed to meet the needs of certificate and diploma programs. Topics include arithmetic, ratio and proportion, exponents and roots, applications of percent, linear equations, formulas, and statistics. College/University Undergraduate students
Calculus Integration and differentiation, complex numbers, definite and multiple integrals, multivariable calculus, partial derivatives and vector calculus High school/College/University Undergraduate students
Chemistry Physical Chemistdy, Organic Chemistdy, Kinetic Rates and Stoichiometdy College/University Undergraduate students
Numerical Methods Numerical Methods for Solving Differential And Algebraic Equations, Use of Simulation Software such as Matlab, Python University Undergraduate students
Physics Intdoduction to Physics
Engineering Math Taylor series, Laplace transforms, Fourier transforms, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors College/University Undergraduate students
Calculus Integration and differentiation, complex numbers, definite and multiple integrals, multivariable calculus, partial derivatives and vector calculus High school/College/University Undergraduate students
Programming Object oriented programming, Database programming C, C# ,JAVA ,VB.NET, T-SQL College/University Undergraduate students
Health Economics Demand for Healthcare, Demand for health insurance, Drugs, Economic Evaluation, Funding of healthcare, Nature of healthcare as a commodity, health professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists etc.) High School, College, Undergraduate, Graduate
Health Policy Policy analysis, Economic decisions on health (equity and efficiency) Insurance (moral hazard and adverse selection), policy systems, policies of the Canadian healthcare system College, Undergraduate, Graduate
Health Health, health care, etc… Proper eating (nutdition), exercise and health plans High School, College, Undergraduate
Science Biology, Chemistry High School, College, Undergraduate
Psychology Introduction to Psychology High School, College, Undergraduate
Financial Accounting Definition, Concepts and Principles of Accounting, Accounting Records and Double Entdy Principles, Commonly used Accounting Softwares, Financial Statements, Accounting Income vrs. Tax Income, Interpretation of Financial Statements using Ratios Entrepreneurs, College, Undergraduate
Management/Managerial Accounting Principles of management accounting, variances, etc. Entrepreneurs, High School, College, Undergraduate
Computing Skills MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.
Basic to intermediate form and spreadsheet development in MS Excel and MS Words.
Mature students and any member who is facing difficulties
Graphics Design, development High School, College and Undergraduate
Culinary Arts (Art of Cooking) Basic to intermediate cooking and baking including sauce making
Counselling Immigration and settlement integration issues for immigrants Adults
Professional Writing/English English, how to write properly, etc… High School, College, Undergraduate.
AUTOCAD Design High school and college students
French Basic and complex French Everyone, mostly High School students
Musical Instruments Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Drums etc Youth and Adults
Elementary subjects Math, English, French, Science and Social Science Elementary Grades 1 to 6
Career development Career counseling/guidance, resume/CV writing, preparing for job interviews Adults, High School, College, and University Students

 


MENTORING STREAM

focuses on the development of a helping relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) lends his/her experience, advice and encouragement to a less experienced person (the mentee). The mentor invests his/her wisdom and experience to assist the mentee in developing skills towards achieving their goals.

This is accomplished through the mentor providing a listening ear, guidance and feedback, with the ultimate goal being the mentee’s preparation for mentoring others (lighting the path for others).

Requirements of the MENTORING PROGRAM

The program is a formal program for which participants are required to complete an application. Participation is voluntary and participants are required to be in the program for at least one (1) year.

The program includes peer mentoring as well as adult/youth mentoring, focusing on developing a trusting, confidential relationship with a peer or adult. Mentors and mentees are matched based on shared common interests. In addition, based on the age of the mentee parental involvement/authorization may be required to participate in the program.

Participants are interviewed and are asked to provide references to establish safety protocols and suitability for mentoring; a criminal record check may also be included.

Mentors are supported with training as well as ongoing support through the program coordinator.

Program Leaders:
Program Coordinator – Elder Floretta Samuel
Planning, Implementation, Program Delivery Team: Elder Yaw Owusu, Dr. Olubukola Kolawole, Matthew Barracosa .

Each person has been gifted with something to share, let’s be good stewards of God’s blessings.

“I am only one. But still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
-Edward Everett Hale