WELCOME TO RICHMOND VALE ACADEMY

"For half of the people on this Earth, finding water, food, shelter and education is nearly impossible. Climate change affects us all, but for the most vulnerable, it is carrying disastrous consequences. The time for action is NOW!"

Shoulder to Shoulder With The Communities

The Fighting Poverty Program is an 18-month comprehensive study and action program with different periods of studies, practical actions, experiences and taking responsibility for humanity in crisis. The program has 3 main periods of 6 months: The Present & The Future, The Service Period and The Journal Period

The Present and Future Period
The Present and Future Period

The first 6 months of the Fighting Poverty Program are divided into two periods: The Present and The Future. These 6 months take place at Richmond Vale Academy in St. Vincent. The Fighting Poverty Program is divided into 4 different periods;Read more


The Service Period
The Service Period

The Service Period takes place in Ecuador or Belize. The trained Development Instructors work and live shoulder to shoulder with the Poor in communities in Belize or Ecuador. During this period the participants serve in community development projects with theRead more


The Journal Period
The Journal Period

The final part of the Fighting with the Poor program is the Journal period. The Journal period takes place at Richmond Vale Academy. During the Journal period participants conclude on their 6 months of working shoulder to shoulder with theRead more


St. Vincent and the Grenadines is among the most vulnerable countries when it comes to climate related weather events. The Climate Compliance Conference is based on that reality Read More

The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference

With a ten years’ perspective, Richmond Vale Academy launched its St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference 2012-2021, aiming at forming the future of St. Vincent into that of being a climate compliant country, one of the first of its kind globally.

During the 18-months Fighting Poverty Program you will study and take exams as a Distance Learner with One World University gaining an A-Certificate Read More

The Countries Where We Work

Belize
Belize

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


Ecuador
Ecuador

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


"Our economic system wages war against all forms of life. Including us. Millions of people are affected already and there is no doubt the poor and vulnerable are suffering the most. We must throw apathy and inaction out of the window and come together in solving the biggest problem of our generation. More than being brave, let's be human"

Climate Activism

Climate Activists from all over the world join Richmond Vale Academy to be part of making St. Vincent a Climate Compliant nation.

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

The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference 2012-2021 aims to make the country one of the first of its kind, a country prepared for climate change. New activists can start in March, July and November. Are you up for it?  Read more


The Climate Compliance Conference
The Climate Compliance Conference

The St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference –  a new kind of Environmental Movement With a ten years’ perspective, Richmond Vale Academy launched its St. Vincent Climate Compliance Conference 2012-2021, aiming at forming the future of St. Vincent into that of beingRead more


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

Since we started, we have cleaned up 20 ton of trash from rivers and beaches, planted over 30,000 trees, set up 2 model gardens, taught over 5,000 people face to face, produced 20 TV and Radio Programs and more.    Read more


About the School

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

Testimonials

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 Fighting With The Poor participant
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 Compliance Program participant

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!

Get Involved

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


At Richmond Vale Academy, you will live a collective life in an international environment, with teachers and participants from many different countries and with a multitude of different backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, skills, languages and education.

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Contact Us!