Many of you enjoy and thrive on helping other people as part of your everyday work and everyday lives. But have you thought about taking that beyond your own community and using your professional and personal skills to help a community in a developing country? LG Professionals Australia’s International Mentor Program is now recruiting enthusiastic, committed mentors who would like to help young people (aged 22-35) in Cambodia and Nepal learn about project management, governance and leadership, and work on their own personal development.
During the course of the program (July-November 2016) mentors help their mentees – via email and skype – to create, deliver and evaluate a community or workplace development project. Thanks to the generous support of program sponsors Insync, mentees can apply for and receive seed funding that can stimulate their project. They report against this grant and learn helpful budget management skills during the program.
Mentors pay a registration fee of A$250 to cover local, in-country administration costs and training expenses. This is typically paid for by the mentors’ councils. The course is free for mentees.
To get you thinking, read the article below from local government professional, Ann Hawley, about her experience as a mentor.
To register as a mentor, visit http://internationalmentorprogram.com
Hurry! Registrations close 17 June 2016. Do it now!