Here you can meet students currently taking part in one of the programmes at CICD.

February 2020 - Development Volunteer

Iasmin Maionchi, Brazil

Hey guys! My name is Iasmin, I am from Brazil and I am 26 years old. I took my degree in Business and Marketing and worked for 6 years in a multinational company.For me, to be here in CICD takes courage. We all had to leave behind our jobs, friends and…
August 2020 - Poverty Activist

Adrian Alvarez, Spain

Hi, my name is Adrian, I'm from Asturias in Spain. And my reasons for volunteering are:To be able to make the lives of others easier, to help those who really need it and to share my time with them, and to be able to enrich myself as a person.I would like to…
August 2020 - Poverty Activist

Catalina Morales, Colombia

Hello! My name is Catalina Morales. I am from Colombia but I have lived in Spain for 12 years, a country that has sheltered me and allowed me to train as a Natural Environment Engineer at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. When I finished my studies I…
February 2020 - Development Volunteer

Gabor Kerti, Hungary

My name is Gabor. Im 26 years old. Im from Hungary.I did already the 24 mounths Fighting with The Poor program in 2012. After that i was working in Austria for most of the time. I decided to come back to change a little bit on my lifestyle and get back to the…
February 2020 - Poverty Activist

Daniela Morales, Colombia

Hi everyone, my name is Daniela, I’m 24 years old and I’m originally from Colombia but I live in Spain since 2008. I finished my studies in Tourism at the Complutense University of Madrid and then I started to work but I didn’t feel happy with what I was…
February 2020 - Poverty Activist

Clara, Spain

Hi there!My name is Clara and I'm coming from a small village in Valencia, Spain.A few years ago I finished my studies about social integration, that gave me the opportunity to work three years in a special education school. This experience taught me how to…
May 2020 - Climate Activist

Giorgia Agus, Italy

When you are young you are full of dreams but without the age and the competences to realize them. Then when you become an adult you are ready, but you had forgotten about your dreams, because you are inside the vortex of the society..... you have to study,…
May 2020 - Climate Activist

Tomas Cunha, Portugal

My name is Tomás Cunha, from Portugal. I joined CICD when I was 25 years old and had just finished my master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology. I was born privileged and for me, this is a very important realization. When you are aware of this you can change…
February 2020 - Poverty Activist

Rosana Ricart, Spain

My name is Rosana, I'm from Valencia.I'm a social integrator. I was working during 4 years with people with learning disabilities.I'm interested in social problems and I love to know and learn about the different realities of people and for this reason I was…
February 2020 - Poverty Activist

Martin Cantarini, Argentina

Hello, my name is Martin Cantarini, I am from Argentina, and I also have my double Italian citizenship.I am a person who has dedicated the last years of my life to study and work with Agronomy, Mechanics and Construction. 3 tools that I consider fundamentally…
February 2020 - Poverty Activist

Maria Jose Lopez, Spain

Hello everyone, I'm María José, I'm from Murcia Spain. I'm 22 years old. I started my Social Work studies at the University of Murcia, and this last year I decided to do an ERASMUS experience in the city of Porto in Portugal, which is now my second home. One…
February 2020 - Poverty Activist

Joel Palma, Canary Islands

My name is Joel and I am 24 years old. I was born in Tenerife, Canary Islands and lived there all my life. There in Tenerife I was studying Journalism, a bit of Anthropology and finally Photography studies. I never had a real job or responsibilities because I…
February 2020 - Poverty Activist

Greta Kvietkauskaitė, Lithuania

Hey! Let’s meet!My name is Greta. I come from a small country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe called Lithuania. My home-town is Vilnius, the capital of the country.If you wonder how old I am, the answer might surprise you - I just finished…
May 2020 - Climate Activist

Ana Sanchez Gentil, Spain

HelloI´m Ana from Málaga in Spain. I will start in the Climate Activist team in May 2020, and until there I am in the Gaia team.Before I came here, I have done a hotel receptionist course.I have been living in Scotland for two years to improve and learn…
May 2020 - Climate Activist

Almudena Pascual, Spain

Hello! My name is Almudena Pascual I am from Spain and I am 23 years old.I belong to the Gaia group that will participate in the Climate Activist program in India in May. Just before coming here I finished my degree as a Natural Environment Engineer. The…
August 2019 - Poverty Activist

Agustina Basitas Solis, Chile

Hello, my name is Agustina Bastías Solis. I am 27 years old and I’m from Chile.Since my youth I felt a special call for volunteering, for this reason I have tried to link it with social support. In my country I work as a psychologist, giving a therapeutic…
August 2019 - Development Volunteer Programme

Javier Ordenes Estrada, Chile

Hello, my name is Javier, I am 29 years old, I am from Chile I studied sustainable construction, since I was very young I have had a close contact with nature, and for this reason I believe that I understand and respect your natural cycle and how our actions…
August 2019 - Development Volunteer Programme

Rocco Levine, USA

Who am I?I am an 18 years old american coming straight out of high school. Why did I join CICD? If I want to be completely honest I joined so I could learn important skills and at the same time help others. I wanted to learn how to work together with other…
August 2019 - Development Volunteer Programme

Alvaro Valdebenito, Chile

My name is Alvaro Valdebenito Sanhueza, I’m from Chile. I’m an actor and documentary filmmaker. I love travel and to meet other cultures, to see other eyes from new people, to look for new landscape, to listen new lenguages and music, to taste new flavors, to…
August 2019 - Poverty Activist

Cecilia Castresana, France

Hi my name is Cecilia, I come from France, but my origin is Spanish. I am 58 years, and it's not too late to try a new life doing some things that I love, like working in community and travelling. .And I like so much to meet new people and share experiences.
August 2019 - Poverty Activist

Pablo Costillo, Spain 

Since being an activist is not really a degree that we can get by participating in a course, but a way of life, a state of mind or a way to interact with reality - and considering that it is very easy to get lost inside the bubble of boredom, senselessness,…
August 2019 - Poverty Activist

Carla Barrado Guillen, Spain 

I'm Carla, I'm 24 years old and I come from Valencia (Spain).I am a student of Social Work and therefore, my curiosity about this world has always been a highlight for me. By chance, I was presented with the opportunity to carry out this programme and I could…
August 2019 - Poverty Activist

Gloria Teresa Fontán Rodríguez, Argentina

I born in Argentina and live most of my life there. But I have lived last years in Barcelona, Spain. I think that is my place in the world.You want to know my age? It isn’t important. Just I will say that I have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Now I’m…
May 2019 - Climate Activist

Beatriz Carmena, Spain

Beatriz Carmena from Spain, Climate Activist team May 2019Yehei!This part is for introduces myself, to write the things that define me ... The first one is my name: Beatriz. Second one, my country: Spain. That gives you a little advance of my personality from…
May 2019 - Climate Activist

Ana Barbara Iglesias, Argentina

Ana Barbara Iglesias from Argentina, Climate Activist team May 2019My name is Ana, from Argentina. I am a filmmaker and photographer. When I finished my studies, I started to work on cinema and audiovisual productions. Last year, I made a long trip around…
May 2019 - Climate Activist

Romina Italiano, Argentina

Romina Italiano from Argentina, Climate Activist team May 2019Hello!!! My name is Romina, from Argentina. I'm 27 years old and I'm a social worker. I come to CICD because I felt that I had to do something for the people, but not only for my country. I think…
May 2019 - Climate Activist

Yessica Varela, Venezuela

Yessica Varela from Venezuela, Climate Activist team May 2019My name is Yessica, I was born in Venezuela and I was looking to do something good for a while only in India, because I was recently in India for a few days and I was looking forward to more. This…
February 2019 - Poverty Activist

Abel Cruz Delgado, Spain

My name is Abel, I'm 24 years old and I am from the Canary Islands, Spain.I'm a barber and I come to CICD to help people who need it and grow as a person. I like to travel and meet people with a different point of view of life.
November 2018 - Climate Activist

Margarita Maria Barbero, Colombia

My name is Margarita Barbero, from Colombia. I had been working in the administative area during 10 years and I felt that it was time to close a cycle; the moment to do something different and travel had arrived. I usually think that it never is too late and…
November 2018 - Climate Activist

Vasile Nutescu, Romania

Hello, my name is Vasile and I am from Romania.I decided to come to CICD because I want to be a small change in a bigger picture and this is the place that can be a starting point.I like the idea of community and I think that here is also a good place to know…
Cristian from Spain
August 2018 - Fighting with the Poor

Cristian, Spain

My name is Cristian, I am 28 years old and I come from Tenerife in Spain.I haven't been able to have a stable job and I have done different courses of professional training without ever being very clear what direction my life has to take. However, there is…
Idoia web
August 2018 - Poverty Activist

Idoia, Spain

I am Idoia, I am 34 and I come from Navarra, a region in the north of Spain.I've always been a curious person and I think that's why I studied journalism. I think trying new things and challenge yourself is the best way to learn.I worked as a journalist for a…
August 2018 - Poverty Activist

Diego, Italy

Hi everyone! My name is Diego, I come from a small town in the north of Italy. I love travelling and I have been in many places in the last 5 years. I just started the Gaia programme and I'm understanding how this place works, so far so good! I love cooking…
August 2018 - Poverty Activist

Ines, Portugal

Ines, Portugal Hello! I'm Inês and i arrive to CICD a few weeks ago. I never had the chance to finish university because I was not appreciating what i was doing anymore. I was studying classical guitar which is a beautiful thing to do and made me who I am…
Juan Manuel
August 2018 - Poverty Activist

Juan, Argentina

My name is Juan Manuel, I am 24 years old and I was born in Argentina. When I was 18 years old I started to study Social Communication (journalist) because I think that the comunication is very important for community life. So I am in CICD because I like…
August 2018 - Poverty Activist

Irene, Spain

Hello everyone ; ) My name is Irene and I am from Spain!! I am 25 years old and I am enjoying the beginning of this experience. Before I made the decision to come here I was working as a children entertainer and I loved the job but I needed to search inside…
Juan Arellano
August 2018 - Fighting with the Poor

Juan, Spain

I am Juan and I arrived to CICD in 2018. I come from a town near to Madrid, my High school was a typical one, one of those schools that are how ‘’the high schools are supposed to be’’. When I finished, I started the university, as I was good a maths, and I…
August 2018 - Poverty Activist

Cristiana, Portugal

Hello, my name is Cristiana Garrido, I'm 26 years old and I'm Portuguese. Before working at CICD, I worked as a waitress at several hotels in Lisbon. Tired of the cosmopolitan life and the exaggerated capitalism in which we live, I decided to look for…
August 2018 - Fighting with the Poor

Zsolt, Hungary

Hello Everyone! My name is Zsolt. After two years of preparation I came here to CICD in March 2018 to change the path of my life. I had a job, I was paying my rent and stuff, had friends whom I went to have fun with, but that life was not enough, wanted to do…