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My name is Héloïse.
I was a primary school teacher for some years, so I am used to work with children but I am interested in various things, such as language and cultural exhanges, litterature, history, art, astronomy, photography and so on.
I decided to change my job and now I work with asylum seekers in the French Office of Immigration. This new job made me become more patient, thoughtful and understanding because people I work with are sometimes homeless, often a bit lost and they come from countries in war.
I enjoy outdoor activities, especially hiking and biking. I like swimming too. I practice yoga. I'm environmental concerned so I make efforts to reduce my wastes, eat organic food and buy only what I really need. I love cooking and making my own soap.
I like reading novels and documentary books. I wrote novels too. I'm a creative person, that's why I like drawing and painting.
I love travelling by myself and meeting people from all over the world. I hosted travellers with couchsurfing. I like discovering new places and I pay attention on details which shape each place and contribute to its atmosphere. I travelled to some European countries and I spent a year as a student in Nova Scotia (a canadian English-speaking province).
I am on Workaway because I would like to volunteer around 2-3 weeks during my hollydays.
I am willing to experience other way of life (especially ecological way of living and life closer to the nature) and to deeply be immersed in another environment and in another culture. I am eager to meet new people and to discover other way of thinking, exhanging ideas and opinions.
InteresesNaturalezaDeportes de aventuraDeportes acuáticosYoga / bienestarActividades al aire libreIdiomasArte y diseñoDibujo y pinturaEscrituraFotografíaVegetariano o veganoLGBT+Política / justicia socialCulturaEventos y sociedad
Habilidades y conocimientos que quiero compartir o aprender
Me interesa:Cuidado de niños y juegos creativosCompañía para ancianosCuidado de animalesTrabajo de caridadProyectos artísticosJardinería
Ciertos conocimientos de:Cocinar para toda la familiaPráctica de idiomasEnseñanza
Que habilidades tienes?
I was a primary school teacher in France, so I like working with children. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a baby-sitter and I volunteered with migrant children in France. I also worked as a french teacher for a non-credit course at Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada with a group of 10 adults who were beginners.
Volunteering with migrant children is something really important in my life. I have helped Kovinban, a 10 years old kid who arrived from Sri Lanka for 2 years. When I started with him, he had arrived in France for 2 years. He could speak French but he couldn't read. I did different activities with him such as going to the library, reading books for him, playing board and card games, walking in the forest, visiting museums, painting, modeling clay, cooking. I invented games to explain him french grammar or fractions and decimals. We shared interesting and deep discussions about Big-bang, dinosaures, the universe.
This schoolyear, I taught French as a Foreign Language to 3 asylum seeker's children from Somalia and Afghanistan in a local association called Agapé.
I helped children, teenagers and adults to speak French in an association in Taroudant, Morocco (YACD is the name of the association).
If I volunteer in your family or association, I will bring some books and games I usually work with.
I also worked during 5 weeks in an organic vegetable farm where I planted seeds, weeded vegetable plots and harvested different types of vegetables and 3 weeks in an organic dairy farm where I milked cows and made yogurts.
That's why I can help with children, teach french, cook, and work in a garden or in a farm. I also like painting, drawing and writting, so I would be very happy to take part in a artistic project. Anyway, I am eager to acquire new skills and learn from my Workaway experience.
Permiso de conducir
It was appreciated that she went to a lot of effort in preparing lessons for my daughter
She spent time making lots of flash cards & even brought French games & books with her
She is a conscientious teacher who is very good with one to one teaching.
Heloise was a very unintrusive & quiet guest and fitted in