From: Hong Kong
03/06/2019 - 19/06/2019
I am Michael from Hong Kong.
I fell in love with travelling since 2011, when I got the chance to work as a counselor in a YMCA Summer Camp in the USA.
My personality is built start from that time and still developing it in every single wonderful trip.
Travelling has widened my vision to the world and makes me a more out-going person. I started to care more about the world I lived (not only in Hong Kong), care more about people and what is happening in the world, especially the environmental problem.
The happiness I have found and the wonderful scenes and experiences I have seen in those trips, inspired me that I should have the obligation to make a better world.
Learning different skills and experiencing the uniqueness in different parts of the world is my goal at the moment. And I hope it will somehow inspired me to do and start my own project for the purpose of making a better world.
I am lucky to be born in Hong Kong. This is a unique city which you can enjoy the wonderful nature and the city at the same time. The dynamic side of the city makes me a energetic person, I love almost all the outdoor activities, camping, hiking, climbing, mountain biking...... you name it! Meanwhile, the well-organized and systematic side of the city taught me how to enjoy the environment and the nature wisely, safely.
I am now working in a soccer school from the UK, one of the premier league football team, as a operation manager. And I was working in different campsites in Hong Kong. All the experiences I gained from those places made me a more organized person and learnt some of the skills, in the field of sports and nature related activities.
I have joined couple of overseas voluntary program at the moment, in different places like the USA, Brighton in the UK, Chang Rai in Thailand, Yangshuo in China...... The duties including teaching languages, building, leading program, sports coaching etc. I hope all the experiences will be helpful for my future Workaway's hosts.
The last thing i want to mention is, I am a crazy cycling lover! I have spent months on travelling with my bike, in Western Europe and China, and it really influenced me a lot and shaped me into a more confident and cheerful person now!
I am now working for a soccer school from the UK, one of the premier league football team, as a operation manager. And I was working in different campsites in Hong Kong. All the experiences I gained from those places made me a more organized person and learnt some of the skills, in the field of sports and nature related activities.
At the same time, I have developed the marketing and promotional skills, and also the basic photography, videography, and design knowledge from my position.
I also got basic carpenter and construction skills which I learnt from my previous volunteer experiences.
Here are some of my certificates which may related to the Workaway's duties:
• International Outdoor Training Center (Hong Kong), 2nd Level Mountain Craft Certificate
• Hong Kong Mountaineering Union, 2nd Level Sport Climbing Certificate
• Challenge Course Association of Hong Kong, China, Low Event Rope Course Associate Instructor
• Challenge Course Association of Hong Kong, China, High Event Rope Course Associate Instructor
• International Tree Climbing Association, Tree Climbing foundation Certificate
• Hong Kong Dodgeball Association, Dodgeball Instructor
• Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China Soft Volleyball Instructor & Badges Award Scheme Assessor
• Asian Football Confederation, “C” Coaching Certificate
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
Chinese (Cantonese): Beginner
Special dietary requirements