Category Archives: Volunteer Coordinator

Accidentally traveling light

“Are you ok?” “Why are you on your own?” “Where are your parents?”   Did I really look that helpless arriving into Manila two weeks ago? I thought I was doing pretty well on my first time solo trip. No … Continue reading

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Getting Back To Life In The Philippines

It has been nearly two weeks since I began my 29+ hour travel experience from London Heathrow to my eventual destination of Dumaguete in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The journey was surprisingly pleasant and incident free. It began, … Continue reading

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Seagrass, a hidden treasure

I remember as a kid I never really liked seagrass. It often felt slimy, looked dirty, got entangled in my hair. I preferred the sand, burying my feet in it, making sand castles with it. The fact that I got … Continue reading

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To New Beginnings

After learning about Zoox in September it feels weird to actually be here. It always seemed so far away, but I’m so excited to actually be here now! First look at the Philippines has been amazing. Everyone has been very … Continue reading

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The Power of the Presentation

With the June – August Zoox Experience Programme just a few months away, our Programmes Officer Alan provides some of his best tips for successful delivery of training and presentations. Dress to fit the role and expectation. As much as … Continue reading

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Looking backward and forward!

After 8 weeks spent with my chaps of the Zoox Experience Programme, here I am… Cebu city! … where I am waiting for my flight that will bring me back to Manila in 24 hours. It is quite weird to … Continue reading

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A little shark love

I wasn’t always such a shark lover. After watching Jaws as a child, I refused to go in the swimming pool for weeks. Those days are long gone though and I have become an avid shark advocate. As I am … Continue reading

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Why Malapascua?

Dear friends, my time in the Philippines is almost over. This tiny island called Malapascua has been my base for the last 6 weeks working as a Green Fins Coordinator. But why did the conservation program bring us here? There … Continue reading

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Have you been sunbathing? No, I have dengue fever!

I suppose after a summer of several accidents whilst working in Greece it was inevitable that I would end up in hospital at some point! However I could not have predicted how, why and when that would happen. Accident number … Continue reading

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Capacity-building: one word for unlimited questioning!

While starting the work as Green Fins assessor on Malaspacua, I also got assigned to a personal project aiming to further develop my professional skills and support the Green Fins team in its activities. Here is the title of this … Continue reading

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