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At Richmond Vale
Academy, St. Vincent and
the Grenadines

Richmond Vale Academy is an educational institutionwith the aim to train activists from all over the world to fight global warming and global poverty where is most needed.logo-ok-01

These are our programs

Richmond Vale Academy is an educational institution with the aim to train activists from all over the world to fight global warming and global poverty where is most needed.

Fighting Poverty Program – 18 Months
Fighting Poverty Program – 18 Months

The Fighting Poverty Program addresses poverty in a practical approach. Participants train in the Caribbean and serve poor communities in Latin America. New Poverty Fighters Start every April and October. Read more and join us for this amazing experience! .Read more

Climate Change Activist – 6 Months
Climate Change Activist – 6 Months

Learn, Teach and DO together with your team and members of the community to reach this amazing goal of making our small nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, one of the first countries in the world to be ready for the ClimateRead more

Climate Change Activist – 1 Month
Climate Change Activist – 1 Month

Since the start in 2012, we have cleaned up 20 ton of trash from rivers and beaches, planted over 30,000 trees, set up 2 model gardens, taught in all schools on the island, produced 20 TV and Radio Programs andRead more

The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference

With a ten years’ perspective, Richmond Vale Academy launched its St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference in 2012, aiming at forming the future of St. Vincent into that of being a more climate compliant country. Climate compliant means healthy food and renewable energy secure and ready for climate change. Here is what we do:

The Countries Where We Work


The Child Aid project in Belize is where Development Instructors trained at Richmond Vale Academy carry out their Service Period, living and working shoulder to shoulder with the poor. In Belize the Development Instructors work for 6 months with the localRead more


Humana Pueblo a Pueblo Ecuador is an NGO that started in June 2007 to work towards the development of the poorest Ecuadorian communities. The NGO works with the projects Child Aid and Farmers’ Clubs. Development Instructors, trained at Richmond ValeRead more

St. Vincent & the Grenadines
St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Richmond Vale Academy has since 2012 worked very focused on developing a program that can secure getting more ready for climate change in a structured way. After having experienced the effects of global climate change in the extreme weather events –Read more

About the School

Get to know who we are, what we do and how we live.

They already got involved

See what they think after worked with us and participated in our programs...

Diana, Romania

"I am very proud to say I have been part of the greatest team there ever was. First let me welcome you to this piece of heaven we call Richmond in St. Vincent, I'm sure you love it (who wouldn't?!) and I know you will have a blast while learning and working here. I can vouch for the learning experience. I learned to never give up!"

Diana, Romania Poverty Fighter
Dr. Jerrol Thompson

"Here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, we are attempting to become a green island, looking at energy, at the way we conserve our environment. I believe Richmond Vale Academy is one of those places where you can get the information and education and certified programs in terms of what you really need to know about helping to save this world, our planet."

Dr. Jerrol Thompson SVG Government Responsible for Renewable Energy
Holm Hedegaard

"For the past years Development Instructors trained at Richmond Vale Academy have come to work at our Child Aid Projects here Ecuador. We are impressed and satisfied with their efforts on the projects. The Development Instructors are well trained, serious, dedicated and hard working. We look forward to continue the cooperation with RVA in many years to come."

Holm Hedegaard Managing Director, Humana Pueblo a Pueblo Ecuador
Alex, USA

"Listen to each other and be willing to compromise. I had a great time, and hope to offer some tips to help you enjoy your time. Also, look beyond the little problems at the school, to the bigger picture of what you are doing at RVA. Most of what you learn won't be in courses or morning assemblies. You will learn through your experiences, and many times will have to initiate the learning yourself."

Alex, USA Climate Activist

You Can Get Involved Too!

Here are few ways for you to be the difference and participate with us

Join Us
Join Us

By joining one of the programs at Richmond Vale Academy you will become part of a long tradition of humanitarians, multiaged and multicultural people from all over the world. Over 500 people have participated in our programs at RVA and have created change in poorRead more

Lend a helping Hand
Lend a helping Hand

  We are always looking for volunteers and interns to help us in different areas, from promotion to helping out with the horses. Do you think you have any way of helping us? Contact us so we can see howRead more

Hiking and Scuba Center

As a part of our fundraising activities we run a full Hiking and Scuba Center in which besides affordable prices and quality, you will be helping us to continue with our work!


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home Richmond Vale, Saint David, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

phone +1784 492 4058

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Richmond Vale Academy, Chateaubelair Post Office. St. vincent

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