Frequently Asked Questions
1.What is the Maker Mentor Program?
It is an opportunity to experience hands-on practical methods of teaching and learning. You will be coached to use different methods to mentor young kids of ages 8 to 14 during Karkhana classes and events. While helping young kids learn and grow, the program also gives you an opportunity to learn and improve on your personal and professional skills.
2.What is the process of selection?
The application forms are reviewed by the Karkhana team and on that basis, the selected applicants will be called for a design challenge. During the design challenge, the selected applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their performance. There will then be an interview session after which, we will select 10 final applicants who will be called to attend the six-day Making Maker Mentor Workshop.
3.What is a design challenge?
Design Challenge is a hands-on activity where the participants will be asked to make something based on a given prompt. The participants would not need to have any prior knowledge or prepare beforehand for the design challenge.
4. What if a person gets selected in the design challenge and not the interview?
The interview session is for the Karkhana team members to know about you and your expectations better. If selected from the interview as well, only then will you be invited to the five day making maker mentor workshop.
5. What is the Making Maker Mentor Workshop?
The Making Maker Mentor Workshop is a MUST attend workshop for the selected applicants to become official members of the Maker Mentor Program. The workshop will be an introduction to different Karkhana approaches and values towards learning and teaching through fun, hands-on activities.
6. What after the Making Maker Mentor Workshop?
The applicants will officially become a part of the Maker Mentor family. :’) The maker mentors then have an opportunity to be regularly engaged in Karkhana’s educational activities depending on the team’s requirement. Your engagement can be negotiated with your team supervisor.
7. Will the Maker Mentors be paid?
Yes, the maker mentors will be provided a lunch and travel stipend for the days they are involved in Karkhana activities.
8. How long is the entire program?
The maker mentor program will be a 1 year long program with a 3 month review period.