Zana

From: Norway

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand

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    Travel dates

    22/09/2019 - 31/10/2019

  • Badges

    Explorer

  • Description

    I am a gap-year student looking to expand my knowledge about organic farming, sustainable living, permaculture, eco-building and all the other amazing things about our planet I am not aware of. My main motivation for doing volunteer work through Workaway is to learn about these subjects with real-time practice and people. Living in Norway, is as you would imagine; very stable, safe and comforting, everything is handed to me with a silver spoon, I appreciate that. However, I think it's very important for the youth of my generation to see how the rest of the world lives, as well. I envision the future going towards more alternative ways of living if we are going to help rebuild our planet form the destruction we have caused. The experiences and the knowledge I will gain from the people and cultures I will meet are going to benefit me for the path I will choose at the end of my gap-year.

  • 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?

    I have a lot of experience with gardening because my mother has involved me in her work at a very early age. When it comes to large-scale farming, I don't have any practical experience. However, my grandfather and mother were very enthusiastic organic farmers and I have learned a lot from them, and also through own research and reading.

    In high school, I had side studies of architecture, design, and art for three years and that´s how I gained interest in sustainable building, permaculture, and renewable energy. I would say that I have a good understanding of the main principles of architecture, design, and art, and will be able to help with any project regarding these subjects as well.

    I also have a part-time job at a restaurant and I am a vegan, so I can say that I am a very good cook, take personal and common hygiene very seriously and also very solution-oriented.

    Finally, what I consider my best skill is my willingness to learn and improve at any task given to me. This is exactly why I want to help anyone who is giving back to the planet by living a conscious and responsible life.

  • Languages spoken

    I speak: English, Norwegian and Albanian fluently. I understand Turkish and any slavic language.

  • Age

    19

  • What else ...

    I am very passionate about understanding other cultures and very respectful to ideals different from mine. I want to be exposed to lifestyles which would be considered "unconventional" in my culture, and learn from them. I am also very open to learning new languages, especially Spanish, which I have started to learn moderately.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      vegan

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