The Mentor Network has been funded by the Danish Ministry of Immigration and Integration since 2002. Currently, the Mentor Network operates in Copenhagen and has inspired other networks in 5 cities across Denmark, as well as in 27 countries around the world.
In 2015, Oxford Research published an evaluation of six programs working on voluntary integration of immigrants.
The evaluation shows that participation in KVINFO’s Mentor Network has a positive impact on the lives of immigrant and refugee women.
- 29% found a job
- 61% completed an education program
- 71% experienced an increase in self-confidence
- 55% improved their Danish language skills
A recent analysis by KVINFO from 2017 now shows that 46% of the Mentor Network’s mentees have found a job while in a mentor/mentee relation – of these 54% are in jobs corresponding to their qualifications. Furthermore 78% have completed an education program.