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Mentoring at MyRoad - A program for career guidance for young girls

In this post, I talk about my experience and learnings from volunteering at the MyRoad program run by Beacon foundation.

The program aims at providing career guidance opportunities for high school students in remote schools all around Australia with a focus on female students in particular. The aim of the program as I understand it is to provide exposure to the world of regular jobs; what can be expected in a working environment and to encourage students to continue further education.

I was introduced to the program via my current employer, Readify.

There are a few highlights that I found from my participation.

1. Structured mentor preparation

The mentor training materials itself makes this volunteering program worth attending. The materials provided include very good guidance on working with young children, being mindful of cultural differences, etc.

2. Structured delivery for consistency

The mentors are given a script that they can follow. This is carefully crafted to cover a range of…