Maker Mentor

 

Imagine a setting where kids are challenged to solve a problem like launching a water rocket or making a bridge or a paper tower. Instead of a teacher, you see a mentor working with those kids, helping them use different tools and materials to help them materialize their ideas.

As a Maker Mentor, you can help enhance the learning experiences of young students (between ages of 8 – 14) using technology, art, and making. It is an opportunity to engage and nurture young minds through hands-on fun practical activities. The program begins with a free design challenge on July 8, 2017

If you are selected, you will get an opportunity to enroll in the Maker Mentor Program that lasts for 6 months. After being selected from the design challenge,  you will be invited to a two-day Making Maker Mentor Workshop at Karkhana on July 15 & 16, 2017.

During this program, based on your interest you will be mentored by Karkhana team members. As a Maker Mentor, you will also have access to Karkhana network of cool hackers, makers, designers, artists, and engineers.

Interested ?

Please fill this application form.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate fun, hands-on, practical activities for 8-14 year-old students
  • Facilitate sessions based on your interest to the fellow Maker Mentees/Mentors and the Karkhana    team
  • Collaborate with Karkhana teachers and fellow Maker Mentors to run engaging events such as design challenges and represent Karkhana at different events
  • Collaborate with Karkhana teachers to generate creative, hands-on activities to engage the middle school students
  • Support in event documentation through photos, videos, and stories

Qualifications

  • Openness to new ideas and learning new things.
  • Openness to the experience of meeting new people and sharing ideas
  • Curiosity and commitment to developing personal and professional skills
  • Availability to work during designated program hours
  • Age: 18 to 26

Benefits

  • A creative, supportive environment to explore one’s creative interests alongside students, fellow Maker Mentors and Karkhana teachers
  • Opportunity to help young people build 21st-century skills and confidence
  • Supervised access to and also a chance to learn high-tech machinery, tools, and toys such as laser cutters, 3D printers, Arduino, Snap circuits, Makey Makey and much more.
  • Opportunity to attend different sessions and workshops (eg. Talking to Satellites, Creative Computing, etc.)
  • Maker Mentor Graduation Award (yayyyy! :D)

Application process

  • Fill up the form before the deadline (July 2, 2017).
  • Attend the Design Challenge after initial screening.
  • Attend the Making Maker Mentor workshop after final selection.

*Note: Maker Mentor program is free. However, the selected applicants should be able to pay NRs. 1100 for a two-day Making Maker Mentor Workshop (inclusive of lunch and snacks) after being selected in the design challenge.  

**If you are not able to pay this amount, there is a provision for a subsidised rate for a selected few.

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