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  • Información de viaje

    Ahora estoy

    en casa

    Mi próximo destino:

    Portugal - Desde Oct 2018 Hasta Nov 2022
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  • Descripción

    My name is Riekje. But you can call me Ricky for my name is a name you will probably only be able to pronounce if you are dutch.
    I am a third year bachelor student in environmental sciences at Wageningen University.
    I crave some valuable real life experiences to break up my life as a student.
    Wageningen university is an amazing place with enlightened people who wish nothing but to improve the world and I'm proud to be a part of this place. However it is still a university and most of the things you learn are very theoretical. I think it is about time to get back out into the world and learn from people who live their passions. To those people I will listen and learn with an open mind and heart.

    I wish to travel, and while doing so experience independence and freedom. I want to meet new people, learn new skills, see beautiful landscapes and eat strange food. I am a fast learner and a good listener and I don't take myself to seriously. I love animals and nature. I am the type of person who doesn't need a lot of input to stay entertained. In that regard you could call me an introvert, but that is also not really the case. I am perfectly able to cope on my own, but if I have the choice I'd spend time my with others.

  • Intereses

    Navegar / barcos
    Yoga / bienestar
    Actividades al aire libre
    Vida en autocaravana
    Arte y diseño
    Dibujo y pintura
    Bricolaje y manualidades
    Cocina y alimentación

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  • Habilidades y conocimientos que quiero compartir o aprender

    Me interesa:  

    Compañía para ancianos
    Vida en una granja
    Trabajo de caridad

    Ciertos conocimientos de:  

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Proyectos ecológicos
    Cuidado de animales
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

    Puedo enseñar:  

    Ayuda doméstica
    Proyectos artísticos
  • Que habilidades tienes?

    I am a creative mind but also a technical thinker. I like to combine the two in anything I do.

    Secondary school:
    I graduated secondary school on a pre-university level. I have always loved courses like chemistry and biology. But I also have a great devotion to art. In one of the pictures you can see a red circle with mirrors on it. This is the result of my art exam assignment. I can help with creative work like designing and making a mural or decorating a garden. At school I learned things like soldering, sawing and other technical skills that are useful for creative assignments.

    Besides school I have learned a lot on scouting. I have been a water scout since I was seven. I have learned here to function in groups and also to lead them. Like how to handle stressful situations in a group, what to do when people don't want to work, how to motivate others and how to listen to a group and include everyone ideas so that nobody feels left out.
    I was the leader together with two good friends of a younger age group. Kids from five to seven years old. Together we organized games and camps for kids. We made up whole magical worlds for them, with interesting themes. Here I learned how to handle kids and play with them or teach them new things. It was hard but also very rewarding work.
    I also learned to sail which is one of my greatest passions.
    Besides this, I acquired a great list of technical skills. Every winter the boats, which are made of metal, have to be maintained. So we scrubbed the underside with a steel brush to remove rust, we sanded the old lacquer and we added new coats. We also had to maintain the woodwork. From the masts to the rudder, sanding and lacquering it in multiple layers. So now I know how to treat rust spots or maintain woodwork. I can also weld a little bit but I've only done it three times.

    During my gap year I had a job as a cleaning lady in a rehabilitation center. Here I learned to clean meticulously and under time pressure. I also learned how to help the elderly residents and make them feel more comfortable. The people who live at the center have a rough time and I often talked to them to comfort them and joke around a bit.

    Previous workaway:
    My previous workaway experiences include Portugal, Thailand and Norway. In Portugal I helped out on two amazing permaculture farms. The work was physically demanding but also super fun. My latest experience was in Thailand where I traveled for two moths with my boyfriend. Here we stayed at two Workaway locations. At the first place we taught English to little kids and at the second place we helped a very nice lady who had her own dog sanctuary.

    Other Skills:
    I have worked as a bartender. Here I improved my multitasking skills.
    I have plenty of creative skills. I have been painting and drawing ever since I can remember and also love to work on three dimensional pieces. Some of my creations are in the pictures.

    I am a third year bachelor student in environmental sciences at Wageningen University. This is a very broad program which teaches an array of skills and knowledge. I have followed many courses from advanced multivariate mathematics to social sciences and philosophy. My special interests lie in soil sciences, geology, hydro-geology and ecology. However, I have gained much knowledge outside of these special interests and even know thinks of Immunology and toxicology.
    I am trained in the scientific method and know how to analyze things critically. Possibly the number one thing I have learned is that there are always more questions to ask. Especially when talking about environmental- and sustainability topics you will deal with very complex issues.

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    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido

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