28/09/2018 - 31/12/2020
My name is Ludo, I have a Master degree in translation from Belgium and a Master degree in Peace and conflict studies from the University of Kent and the University of Marburg, Germany.
I have been travelling since I was very young with my family. Then I began travelling alone. I stayed 4 months in Ireland (for my Erasmus), 3 in Nepal, 6 in Portugal, 8 in England and 6 months in Germany, a true European guy!
I am currently living in Malaysia. We created a social enterprise, INKAA, with my friend in 2019. We work with marginalised communities across Malaysia to produce beautiful and traditional crafts, check it out: https://www.inkaaclothing.com/.
I do have a good knowledge of Malay, but I still have a lot to learn.
I took part in several projects as a volunteer: in Dharamsala, India, during one month, in Alicante, Spain, one month, in Belgium where I taught French to Afghan immigrants during one year. In Portugal, I did an EVS project with disabled children and adults during 6 months.
The reason I got involved in those projects is because I have an insatiable need to understand the world around me. I first began teaching French to Afghan refugees in Brussels and it was an amazing experience. They helped me to be more conscious of my stereotypes and personal feelings. In Nepal, I spent 3 months in a small village in the mountains teaching English, I stayed with a lovely host family. I believe they are part of my life now. I also taught English in Hakha, Myanmar (1 month) and Na Hang, Vietnam (2 weeks).
In summer 2015, I did an internship at the Embassy of Belgium in Kuala Lumpur. I stayed in Malaysia during three months enjoying the diversity of cultures, food, traditions etc. I also went back to Nepal during one month, after the earthquake. We helped to rebuild the house destroyed during the disaster.
Today, my life project is quite simple: learn as many languages and cultures as possible, help underprivileged communities to develop through social enterprise, promote eco-friendly behaviours and promote moderation in all aspects of life.
I have joined many voluntary projects involving children, especially schools.
I worked with disabled people for a long time when I was in Portugal (6 months). I know how to conduct equine-therapies, hydro-therapies and how to behave in the presence of mentally-ill people.
I am rather familiar with refugee-related issues. Since 2010, I have been constantly involved with refugee communities for various reasons.
I have a very good physical condition. Physical work doesn't scare me.
I have good linguistic skills. I love learning new languages. I have experience in teaching English and French.
I love staying with local people. I look forward to meeting a lot of people and practice my languages.
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