Sandy & Ken

From: South Africa

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia

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    Travel dates

    01/04/2018 - 31/12/2020

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer
    Explorer

  • Our status

    At home

  • Description

    My partner, Sandy, and I have reached a time in our lives where we feel that we would like get out and start traveling around South Africa living a “Work-Away” type of lifestyle for the next few years.
    We are very practical, hardworking, dependable and responsible people.
    Brief summary of our experience and capabilities which would benefit an establishment where we could work are:
    Sandy (57):
    • Fantastic communication skills and brilliant with people from all walks of life
    • Financial Skills - 22 years of Banking Experience and working as Bursar for High School for 16 years
    • Fully computer literate (Microsoft office) with great typing skills
    • Craft and sewing skills
    • Great cooking and baking skills
    • Has a passion for helping people with problems and special needs
    Ken (62)
    • Extremely handy in various aspects with years of experience
    • A lifelong passion for music
    • Problem solver and always ready to help
    • Fully computer literate
    Very practical with hands-on experience in the following areas:
    • Electronics
    • Electrical
    • Woodwork
    • Metalwork
    • Basic building
    • plumbing
    • Adult lecturing experience
    • Installing/commissioning of alarms, pools tanks, pumps and most handyman tasks
    Best Regards
    Ken Hutton and Sandy Du Preez

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

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Sandy (56):
    • Fantastic communication skills and brilliant with people from all walks of life
    • Financial Skills - 22 years of Banking Experience and working as Bursar for High School for 16 years
    • Fully computer literate (Microsoft office) with great typing skills
    • Craft and sewing skills
    • Great cooking and baking skills
    • Has a passion for helping people with problems and special needs
    Ken (61)
    • Extremely handy in various aspects with years of experience
    • A lifelong passion for music
    • Problem solver and always ready to help
    • Fully computer literate
    Very practical with hands-on experience in the following areas:
    • Electronics
    • Electrical
    • Woodwork
    • Metalwork
    • Basic building
    • Plumbing
    • Adult lecturing experience
    • Installing/commissioning of alarms, pools tanks, pumps and most handyman tasks

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Age

    59 & 64

  • Nationality

    South African

  • What else ...

    We have assisted at a 5 star Lodge in Namibia for April-July 2018 then at a tented camp in Botswana for August and September 2018. Ken has been assisting with plumbing and electric projects and Sandy has done some office work,helped with guests and cooking. Sandy has also done numerous sewing projects. We also assisted at a guest house just outside Addo for January and February 2019 then at a camp in the Richtetsveld where when the manager resigned we were offered a paying position and were there for 6 months. We have been assisting at a bnb In nelspruit since October 2019.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      no

    • Special dietary requirements
      Sandy doesnt eat fish.

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