Melody

From: France

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Croatia, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Reunion, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka

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    Travel dates

    01/06/2016 - 01/07/2019

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    Nº of Facebook friends

    663

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer
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  • Description

    Hello ! I am a French girl traveling, freelancing and volunteering around the world.
    I am friendly, open minded, fun, easy to live/ work with and very reliable. I can do pretty much everything regarding help/volunteer and I am always happy to meet new people.

    More about myself :
    In June 2016, I decided to quit my job to pursue my dream : Travel the world while volunteering.
    I started working on a big personal project for girl's education in South East Asia called "Filles Du Mekong" (Daughters of the Mekong).
    For 10 months, in 5 different countries, I joined NGO and local communities that promote free education for everyone, and volunteer for them in order to send young girls to school so they can have a better future.
    I have been doing several Workaway projects related to teaching in Myanmar, Karen State, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos (see below "teaching related volunteering projects" for more information about the project I took part in 2016-2017).

    Not only travelling but also volunteering has always be an important part in my life. I have been volunteering for UNICEF in France to raise funds, I went to Vietnam to help restore a school and teach english to local kids, and during the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011, I went to the Fukushima prefecture to join a team of national volunteers to help the people that moved from the powerplant zone and take care of the children.

    Now I am teaching French online while travelling since January 2017, which is the way I am paying from my travel expense, so I can dedicate half of my time volunteering for free in NGO around the world, and sometimes reinvesting some of the money into the projects I am joining.

    My mother tongue is French, but I am fluent in English and Japanese, I also understand Spanish and Italian, and currently learning Brazilian Portuguese !

    If you feel like we could get along and I could help you with your projects don't hesitate to contact me !

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    WORKAWAY JOBS I did previously :

    - - - EUROPE - - - Summer 2016 (Hospitality related Workaway Jobs)
    - PORTUGAL, Hostel in Porto : I helped run the hostel, the reception, welcome guests, cleaning, preparing breakfast, ...
    - ITALY, Bed and Breakfast in La Spezia : I manage the B&B with the owner, welcome guests, cleaning, preparing breakfast, ...
    - SPAIN, Guest house in Nerja : Took care of the laundry service, making beds, welcome guests, check in and check out, ...

    - - - ASIA - - - October 2016 until July 2017 ( Teaching related volunteering projects )
    - MYANMAR, Meditation center in Yangon : Helping the monks for the morning alms, english lesson at the village school, taking care of the children, gardening, permaculture project ...
    - KAREN STATE, Thai - Burma border : Help building houses made out of mud brick, playing with the kids ...
    - THAILAND, "Brainstorm Nongchan" language center in UthaiThani : teaching English to kindergarden kids, primary and elementary children, teenagers and adults.
    - THAILAND, "Enfants des Minorités", orphanage in Chiang Rai region : teaching kids every evening, organizing activities during the weekend. Part time teacher at the village's government school.
    - VIETNAM, "Circle Time Studio" in Hanoi : co-leading workshops so the kids can learn English through activities and project based learning instead of traditional lessons.
    - VIETNAM, "Coins for Change" in Hanoi : teaching english to kids every evening for an NGO that support single mothers in Vietnam
    - CAMBODIA, "Cours avec Moi" in Siem Reap : Teaching French to children every evening in a language center.
    - LAOS, "SAE LAO project" in Vang Vieng : Sustainable development project with organic farm, restaurant, and English class for local children

    But also during my many travels, I have been working in restaurants ( also being a bartender for a cocktail bar in Lausanne, Switzerland for 1 year), taking care of children, teaching many languages and helping renovate house, hotels, schools and temples.
    I am also interested in diving and protection of marine life, and I am certified PADI Rescue Diver ( 80 dives so far).
    I am pretty handy and a fast learner always happy to learn new stuffs.

  • Languages spoken

    French, English, Japanese, some Italian and Spanish. Learning Portuguese

  • Age

    31

  • Nationality

    French

  • What else ...

    Here is my instagram if you want to have a look at some of my recent travel pictures : melodycherry
    And here is the website about my project in south east asia : www.fillesdumekong.com

    Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any other information !

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

Photos

Teaching at the government school in Northern Thailand
Volunteering in Vietnam
Teaching in Uthai Thani, Thailand
Trip in Australia
Taking care of children in Yangon, Myanmar
Volunteering in Vietnam : School renovation

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