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Cost Control Manager and Entrepreneur
Born in the French Caribbean island of Martinique, studied and worked in France mainland before moving abroad.
In my time daytime job, I am a Cost Control manager in the energy industry in Qatar.
But my drive is to work on the creation of my startup company Serendipity Limited, which will deal with the management of innovative projects using the newest technologies.
Eating fresh food is an intimate celebration of our link with Nature.
Helping kids grow a small garden, go to a local market and get some of their food from their school farmer could help create, restore or revive this link.
I believe this great idea could work out quite well providing both parties (backpackers and teachers) do a little preparation work beforehand: - Backpackers should produce a very basic resume and list of skills in order for teachers to better evaluate their teaching potential - Teachers should be able to identify their topics of interest to better match what any given backpacker has to offer at a specific time. With a pre-programmed system of slots or units posted outside the classroom, schools could report on their needs and attract the right crowd.
One bias that can be avoided by preparing the ground this way is that of a neo-colonialist trend of thought whereby any young volunteer can teach anything anywhere as well as any teacher in poor countries. This might not be the best approach, depending on the population one has to work with.