France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal
01/02/2018 - 30/11/2022
I am a single father of a grown-up man (born in 1991) living in Madrid. I studied Naval Architecture and Science and Technology of New Materials (PhD), but I decided to change my heading when my son was born, 1991, in order to have more time to be with him. I became and work as an air traffic controller from 1992 to 2019.
From 1985 I started to volunteer. I become, through a Madrid Government program, Eduardo's big brother, he was a 14 years old boy living in a children's home. Nowadays Eduardo, his brothers and sister and their families are in my life. We are close friends and meet very often. Eduardo's only son is my godson.
About what I do when I have free time, I love enjoying a good chat, hang out with my friends, meeting people, movies, reading, travelling, hiking, I belong to a hiking club and I used to hike most of the Saturdays, cooking (and eating!), teaching, learning, and .....
I used to travel as much as I could and I have visited some countries around the world, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Thailand, China, Morocco, Senegal, Panama, Australia, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark,...
In the past, I have travel as a volunteer in some countries, especially Nepal and Bolivia, but also Ecuador and Venezuela, sometimes with my son. In my facebook profile, you can find some of my friends in Nepal and Bolivia. I met these people when they were children or teens and we keep in contact through messenger. This is the only way I use facebook.
During the summer of 2017, I got involved again with children living in a children's home in Spain. I spent with them some days in a seaside flat belonging to my family with the company of a very good friend of mine who is working in the children home. The children were from 7 to 15 years old. We went in groups of 4 children due to the flat capacity. Through a program named " Holidays in a family", from the Madrid government, I spent 20 days with Gregori, a 12 years old boy who was living in another children's home. During the next school term, this boy was coming to my house to spend one every two weekends, a mentoring experience under the supervision of the Madrid government for the children welfare. I have with him a WA experience in July 2018. Gregori is now back at home with his family.
Recently, I've decided leave my job and started to travel. I consider Workaway a wonderful way to travel around the world. If you cannot travel you can bring the word home becoming a host. I did it during 2018 and I'll do again when I decide to settle down again in Madrid..
I have volunteered with children and teens my whole life in Spain and other countries I am patient, trustworthy, responsible and reliable. I got a certificate to teach Spanish as a second language. I am willing and able to do my chores at home. As an example, the house was tidy and clean even when living with a teen (my son) in the past. I do have an extra hand once a week especially for ironing and hard chores.
I love teaching anything I can teach especially maths and physics and also Spanish, (I am an ELE teacher) and, according to my knowledge, English. I am very talkative, about teaching language, much better if the learner can communicate a little.
I am a good cook, I know how to cook some Thai, Nepali, Indian and Spanish dishes. Some of them are vegetarians
I want to find a family to improve my proficency in languages, especially French, English and Italian and willing to start with Portuguese and... To share life, time, culture, chats, recipes...
Special dietary requirements