Maddi

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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    Travelling

    Activities i am interested in:

    Interested in alternative education, sustainable lifestyles, permaculture, veganism, animal sanctuaries...

    My next destination:

    Costa Rica - from Jun 2022 until Nov 2023
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  • Description

    I am Maddi, a 21-year-old Pre-Primary Education student who is eager to learn more than what the university and my environment can offer.

    I am from the Basque Country, a beautiful small country with an ancient and mysterious culture and language.

    I have experience in Workaway volunteering related to alternative schools, animal sanctuaries, permaculture, sustainability, and child care.

    Things I love:

    -Alternative educational projects (forest schools...)
    -Learning about different cultures
    -Art projects
    -Learning about permaculture
    -Music in community
    -Sustainable projects
    -Travelling
    -Activities in the nature
    -Adventures
    -Questioning myself (my privilages...) and being critical of established ideas and customs
    -Challenges
    -Lelarning with and from children
    -Trying new things
    -Being a monitor in summer camps
    -Volunteering
    -Hiking, snorkelling, camping, singing, playing the guitar...


    I would say I am...

    -Creative
    -Quick learner
    -Adventurous
    -Dreamy
    -Critical
    -Outgoing
    -Decided
    -Comprehensive
    -Reflective
    -Perfectionist
    -Curious
    -Non-conformist

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Hitchhiking
    Adventure sports
    Water sports
    Dancing
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Van life
    Charity work
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Languages
    Art & design
    Drawing & painting
    DIY & crafts

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  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    General Maintenance
    Helping around the house
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    My experience and skills:

    -2 years teaching in Kindergarten (Internship)
    -Experience working with children in summer camps (4 summers).
    -Experience singing in a music group (6 years)
    -2 years studying in an Art school, and 3 years taking painting lessons.
    -Experience being the coach of children on a local talent show.
    -Experience working in singing workshops with children.
    -Experience working in workshops to protect Basque language and culture.
    -A lot of travel experiences around Europe: Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Greece, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Catalonia, Italy, France, Portugal, Croatia.
    -1 year studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic.
    -Gardening experience at my home (vegatables mostly)


    Volunteerings:

    -Permaculture and child-care at Croatia.
    -General maintenance, while living off-grid, at Croatia.
    -Animal Sanctuary at Spain.
    -Alternative beach/forest-school at Basque Country.


    My studies and diplomas:

    -Art school (2 years)
    -Pre-Primary Education degree (4 year university)
    -Free Time Monitor diploma.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Basque: Fluent

    More details about my language interests
    I would love to teach my mother language (Basque) or my second language (Spanish). I would also be able to teach English to children. I would love to learn any other language.

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  • Age

    21

  • What else ...

    -I am a quick learner and very motivated to acquire new skills.
    -I am very interested in alternative lifestyles.
    -I am very interested on learning about music of different cultures.
    -I can play the guitar and the ukelele, and love to sing together in community!
    -I love discovering new places.
    -I love living in different places to have the full experience (instead of travelling as a tourist).
    -I have a lot of future dreams and projects related to creating a sustainable farm (with many artistic, ecological and educational projects) and also related to traveling around the world for a long period and getting to know different realities.

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    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegan

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