During the 1st month of the Climate Change Activist Program, the main focus is on studying and investigating the effects of climate change and global warming, both on a global scale and more specific in St. Vincent.
You together with your team, will go out to investigate, to see first hand the damages climate change has already brought upon this island. In this period you build the foundation for the projects you will carry out in the next 5 months of the program.
Climate Activist Program - 6 months
$500 + $2300
ENROLLMENT FEE + TUITION FEE
3 meals/day for 24 weeks (60% of our food is produce locally and organic)
Accomodation for 24 weeks (Simple and comfortable rooms)
Basic materials needed to execute the program's activities (Garden's tools, Books and Videos Guides)
Investigation and Just For Fun Trips (Getting to know St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
After the formal introductions, I immediately became part of the group's common actions: laughing, discussing, playing games and of course: working. Fortunately it could not be easier: everyone was so open and willing to make me a part of the group that it did not take long until I felt to be well integrated.
Besides the common activity in the group, the shared life at RVA is the major means to get to know everyone. Frankly spoken it brings you even closer to people than common work. When living together you do not only have to organise your life together regardless of any cultural difference, but you are also automatically confronted with different cultural habits and thus might find yourself talking about your backgrounds. You see people all day, eat with them three times a day, relax and work with them...." Niklas from Germany.
"I have no words to describe such an amazing experience, since long ago I always wanted to do something like that but I just thought it was expensive and I left it for a future moment, as we use to do with many things in our life.
Then you realize you have spent your life purchasing stuff that you can't even remember; and letting your money (and your time with it) run out of your hands for something that just brings you a fast, trivial sense of happiness, which flows away after each shopping experience…" Vanessa from Spain.
"I arrived to the Island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on a Saturday night after two days of travel and several flight scales – From Copenhagen to Glasgow, from there to Toronto, Barbados and finally to Saint Vincent....
.....Only when I wake up the next morning I was really able to see the school buildings and it's surroundings were I could find horses, chickens and pigs, the organic garden and the fruit orchard... Later on, and because Sunday is resting day, we went down on a ten minutes walk to a very beautiful beach with black sand, warm and transparent water, where I could see the fishermen and their boats, swim and feel the hot and humid weather of the Caribbean islands..." Ana from Portugal