I am Madia, a 23 years old French-Gambian woman. I’m a marketing student and I have always been an open-minded person with a big curiosity.
While I was in France finalizing my gap-year student, nothing was motivating me to stay in the country. I made the decision to have a WWOOFer experience. It was the perfect way to improve my English skills while leaving my comfort zone being closer to the nature.
I joined CICD for two months without knowing what I was going to expect. The surprise was sincerely very good.
Here the job is very varied and in my case I’m part of the garden team. I look after the well-being of the plants, the vegetable garden and the chickens. The job is very demanding, physical and fascinating. I must also confess that I have always been a city girl, being a WWOOFer is therefore for me a real challenge. From now, I have particularly learned a lot about the plants, about how to treat them with love, using specific tools, etc. I have also learned to manage my animals fear being always near the chickens. CICD also owns some cats and dogs, I love living with them especially “Hummus”, the garden’s dog because he is very nice and small, like a baby. In my daily life here, I also do cooking and cleaning.
What I also like about CICD is the people and the general ambience. You can’t get annoyed being here. We are approximately 13 people from all around the world: Sweden, Portugal, Hungary, Hong-Kong, Italia, etc. Of course, we all speak in English sharing a lot of different stories and experiences! I can already say than within only few weeks, I have grown up personally and professionally. I’ve learned to adapt and work with people totally different, to live better in community respecting rules (as a rebel person) and even to be more confident doing things I’ve never imagined doing.