Gabriele from Italy
Hi to everyone! I'm Gabriele, Gabry for friends.
I was born in 1994, the stork left me on the island of Sardinia, Italy, where I spent 19 years.
In these 19 years I lived in 19 houses! I used to live with my mom's family (12 brothers and sisters) so I was moving quite often! While moving, I’ve been educated by all those who were in my surround, so since I was young I was trying and noticing different education from different people that have been growing in different surrounds and so on.
In one of those “moving”, I used to life in a farm where I mostly been during high school times. There in the fields, I had had the possibility to appreciate the nature and improve my handy skills taking care of the animals, growing vegetables and fruits, maintenance of the sheds, house tools and farming machines etc.
While I was taking my technical high school diploma, I tried several jobs as chimney sweep, kitchen’s assistant, cook, Granita’s seller in the bay, and other funny jobs that didn’t fit me.
Doing these jobs, I felt that wasn’t enough for me, that I have something inside me to share, so I moved into the city of Cagliari, where I worked, teaching parkour in a gym (after 3 years of practice) founding something that attracted my interest: teaching communication.
After a summer season working in a restaurant, I had the feeling to take a breath and start to travel, so I took a ticket for Milan and I travelled for 6 months around Europe. I travelled using hitchhiking, couchsurfing, several volunteering jobs, dumpster diving and so on, to travel, pushing myself on life.
Once I ended in Scotland (after a few month that I was travelling) I was going out of mind because I felt lost! So I asked to myself What are you interested about?! I checked what I was doing, back in my life, and I realized that I kept asking and seeking how the people learn, and how have been educated etc. Wondering why there are so many people in doubt about their choices. I decided to know more about it and I start reading something in the field of psychology and personal development. I thought that personal development should be taught at public schools! I sought by myself who are the designers of schools' programmes, I made a research and I discovered that those are psychologist.
I came back home after a while travelling and I enrolled to the psychology department at Cagliari University. After a while living in Sardinia and studying psychology I discovered that wasn’t what I was looking for, stoked and broken!
So I was making a plan to travel all around Europe to study and analyse various scholar system and teacher’s communication, to get my biggest aim create a new scholar model.
I was just dreaming! I Wasn’t ready to do this deep experience alone, I needed knowledge.
I checked in Internet if there was somebody else that have had my same ideas, in alternative education and alternative living being aware on the real world! I found A great website called DNS-Tvind (I thought wasn’t truth, that was a lie, wasn’t possible something like that!).
So find out all the information possible to believe it and I’ve done The Preparatory Weekend where I had the feeling really in the right place with the right people as such it was what I was looking for.
I recommend Preparatory Weekend to all the people that it’s stuck on doubt to join DNS!
Now I’m here, enjoying the time doing a lots of tasks and knowing team.
I found the place really challenging, as the life is, meeting new people from all around the world, speaking new languages, debating everyday big issues as pollution, earth eating, politics, peace all regarding the world in the real time, making plans how to be actives on it!
Here I felt a teacher since I came! Teacher of myself first than be teacher of others!