My name is Andrea, I am Italian, I grew up in England and I have been an English Teacher/Social worker (mainly volunteering activities) for almost ten years. I do fluently speak English and Italian, basic German; I haven’t got a degree but years of experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers and adults, nevertheless vulnerable and exposed individuals.
At the moment I work as an English teacher together with CAIL (Cultural Association for Interactive Learning), Cilf, Language and Training Workshop and Infor Group.
During these last 6 years I have also been volunteering for “Emergency” as cultural mediators providing information for proper access to care and accompany foreign citizens and people in need to public facilities in order for them to overcome linguistic, cultural and logistical barriers that prevent or make access to care difficult.
I lived abroad for quite long time. I taught English at the Cambridge Primary School in Khartoum, Sudan and at the same time collaborate with “Miracles Sudan”, a tiny non-profit organization, on a Hippo therapy project with disable Children from Khartoum Cheshire Home.
The year before I was in Beijing, working full time for the “UV English School” and cooperating with “The Migrant Children's Foundation”, a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the lives of disadvantaged children in China; in addition to that I also did a translation of English subtitles into Italian of the movie “Living with the tiger”, a not-for-profit documentary about a group of HIV infected orphans in Thailand.
I spent a year in Mozambique; I chose a commitment where I thought I could do some good, working together with local youth and adults on their behalf towards better development, fighting against HIV-AIDS, the high children's mortality rate and unemployment as well as teaching basic education classes.
As I am a naturally open-minded, adventurous, hard-working, adaptable, trustworthy, creative and enthusiastic individual who loves to work in challenging environments and that is why I continue to develop and challenge myself.