Career Mentor Program in Myanmar

Mandalay Monastery, Myanmar

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A teaching internship where you can share your professional skills and knowledge!

Do you have a skill you can teach? Our monastery school is looking for professionals who can share useful skills and inspire different careers for our students. Practical skills such as hairdressing, cooking, IT, or anything else you can share in a workshop. This project is perfect for you if you love to work with children and want to improve their future prospects.


We have partnered with a local monastery school looking for teachers of different work experiences/backgrounds. Do you have any practical skills you could share with the students?

Examples of what you could teach are:

  • Cooking/Culinary skills
  • Basic programming
  • Basic website design
  • Hair dressing
  • Carpentry
  • Tailoring

Learning more about a particular field through classes and exercises can inspire local students! We hope that some may even choose to further their study and get stable jobs in the future from such workshops. At the very least it will give them some life skills and broaden their ideas!

The classes should be delivered as an active workshop, so you need to have practical or academic experience in your field and be confident in leading a group.

You may not be in your comfort zone teaching in a language the students are not used to, so the more “hands on” your lessons are, the more your students benefit.

The children are between 13 and 18 years of age and you may be expected to work 4-5 hours a day, about half that time being for preparation.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Inspire and broaden the minds of local students by teaching them new skills
  • Supply teaching manpower in order to support the monastery and its staff
  • Provide you with practical experience in teaching, an invaluable skill!
  • Orientation
  • Lesson sit-in
  • Group meeting about your first day
Tuesday to Thursday
  • Lesson planning and class preparation
  • Your workshop lessons
  • Lesson planning and class preparation
  • Program Evaluation

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Arrival

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        On Arrival

Required qualification:        Professional Background

Additional Requirements
  • This program is only available to those with experience in a related trade or profession
  • You will need to submit your document(s) to the monastery
  • This program is only available to those with experience in a related trade or profession
  • You will need to submit your document(s) to the monastery
Additional Equipment
  • Modest clothing - covering your shoulders, legs and down to your knees

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money