Our teams at Richmond Vale Academy work on different projects in the communities of Belize,Ecuador and St. Vincent. These projects include: Starting Organic Gardens, Beach cleaning, Farmers Market Projects, Library Renovation and Modernization, Building Water Towers, etc.
The goal of the community projects, is that our students can share with locals and together contribute and develop creative ideas to fight poverty, global warming and climate change. Also, during this period of service, each of our students will have a unique experience, and they will be able to put everything into practice when they return home.
These are the latest news from our Community Projects:
Building Water Recycling filters in Ecuador By Ammon During the past six months working in a rural farming community in southern Ecuador I worked with many projects and working closely with many families. In the first three months I looked to see what projects that could really make a bigRead more
Mandala Garden Project at Chateu Primary School by the Climate Team “Performance team”: that is how they call us. No matter what we take, eventually we will get the best out of it. After going through so much together, having so many discussions and inside jokes, we are unstoppable. LetRead more
Welcome back! This is part 2 of a short blog series about my team’s tree planting project with several communities in Saint Vincent. In part 1 I described our focus on working with community groups rather than individuals or institutions. This time, I will delve a little deeper into thisRead more
For this blog series I am going to describe my team’s experience working on our team project with several different communities in Saint Vincent. Throughout the series I will describe 9 different aspects of how we have worked with these communities: Working with established community groups. Reaching out. Goals forRead more
A brief introduction to how to organize a tree planting action The tree planting actions are events of our program where we go out and plant trees at specific locations. We do this with the help of local groups and people. But before such a planting action can happen, thereRead more
Mangrove Workshop at the Prospect Salt Pond Mangrove Conservation Park Last week my team had the great pleasure of attending a workshop on propagating and conserving mangrove ecosystems. A mangrove ecosystem is a group of several different species of trees that grow in coastal areas. They are particularly resilient andRead more
by Baha Alzain We arrived to the place that will be our home for the next five months, Silver Creek, a village in Toledo, the southern most district in Belize. As part of our duties as development instructors. We were encouraging the families we were working with to have organic backyardRead more
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the world’s most disaster prone countries. During the past few years hurricanes and floods have affected St Vincent. Hundreds of people lost their homes, jobs and loved ones. Have been done major damages to bridges, roads and buildings. Thousands of trees andRead more
After we had an investigation week, travelling across the island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, we identified some problems about the trading of the basic products that farmers produce at the Chateaubelair Farmers Market. Farmers Market One of the big problems we could identify was that the farmers had toRead more
Richmond Vale Academy organizes different activities addressed to the St. Vincent’s community. For example beach and river clean up local farmers market or healthy diet education. These actions aim to attract interest on local environmental problems such as littering along streets, beaches, and rivers. Boost the local economy introducing smallRead more