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Why I became a Teacher at Richmond Vale Academy

Thomas-with-kids-Vincy I never really posed myself the question of why some countries are poor and some are not.
By Thomas from Denmark.   I want to tell you a little about my experience going through the Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder with the Poor Program. Just two months ago I ended the most incredible journey of my life. 18 months of hard work had paid of and I could call myself a Development Instructor. It all started with my decision to leave my old...
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Development Instructors in Belize

Development-instructors-in-Belize We will make a garden together; create a product for them to sell and we will have interesting workshops.
Development Instructors Are International Volunteers. Humana People to People Belize is glad to have the assistant of three Development Instructors; Manal Beirut from Jordan, Baha Alzain from Jordan and Lillian Harkmark Lie from Norway. Who are working with the communities of Silver Creek and San Miguel for 6 months. Development Instructors have ma...
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The Natural King and Guardian of St. Vincent

Ugur-and-Bastiaan-volcano La Soufrière is the highest peak in St. Vincent. It’s 1.234 meters (4.049 feet) and the last time it erupted was in 1979.
Going up to La Soufrière: The natural king and guardian of St. Vincent. Richmond Vale Academy  Climate Compliance Program – Team 13  Study task 2 – Experience  María Olano. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is not far from that. La Soufrière is the country volcano, a natural monstrous marvel that can be seen from almost every point of t...
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Farmers' Market Project

17-FARMERS-MARKET-9-copy A group of climate activists were wondering why there wasn´t a local market in the village despite being mostly farmers and fisherman living there
Farmers' market project is an initiative which aims to bring some good advantages for the locals while caring about our environment and our health. The idea of the farmers market is a group of climate activists who wonder why there wasn´t a local market in the village despite being mostly farmers and fisherman living there. How did they manage to s...
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Cleanup Day at Petitbordel Beach

clean-beach The cleanup day organized by Richmond Vale Academy in Petitbordel beach where we collect several hundred kilos of garbage.
The two main sources of marine pollution are garbage and sewage water from industrial and commercial use in cities. Preventing Pollution. Johnny from Colombia. Through the cleanup day organized by Richmond Vale Academy in Petitbordel beach we collected several hundreds kilos of garbage. Comes to my mind the following thought: How far can human cons...
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The Importance of Wetlands

Mangroves Wetlands are the most diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life.
Wetlands and the importance of Protecting Them By Vanessa from Spain. The wetland is a land area full of water, either permanently or seasonally. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapting to a unique soil. Wetlands play a number of roles in the e...
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Children Visiting Summer Camp RVA.

summer-camp The children were eager to learn. We want to visit again soon and will not be long before we see all their smiling faces again.
Children Visit RVA From a Local Methodist Church Group. By Pippa From England. They were members of a summer camp, where they stayed overnight for a week and partook in different activities. The children were age between 8 – 15 and and around 30 in total. The group visiting Richmond Vale for a few hours and we organized several stations for them to...
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Resilience Is The Answer To Adversity

Teaching kids Children with good self-esteem become adults with good resilience to overcome the obstacles they will encounter throughout life.
Resilience is the ability for people to recover from adversity. Difficult circumstances may develop virtues that were hidden in the individual. For example, negative situations like the financial crisis, and natural disasters can stimulate the strength in people. The most important quality of resilience is that it help in many cases of life and it ...
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Scorching July is World’s Hottest Month

Climate change is a phenomenon that continues increasing the heat of a world level. The NASA scientists informs  that July was the hottest month of 2016. According to data released by NASA, July was also the hottest month on record for the world the streak means that 2016 is still well on its way to upsetting last year as the hottest year on r...
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The Four Industrial Revolutions In a Glimpse

Mankind has taken gigantic leaps forward in the last two centuries; to the point that, if we were able to travel back in time, we wouldn't recognize life in the pre-industrial era. So much of what we do now has been made easier —or possible!— by the inventions and innovations of the four industrial revolutions. As we dive head first into the fourth...
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This Is How We Celebrated Earth Day

Open-day-people We celebrated Earth Day at RVA with an Open Day and had an attendance of over 100 guests!
Photo Credit: Flickr If you are a frequent reader of our blog, you know about our committment to making St. Vincent a Climate Compliant Country. Consequently, we make the most of any occasion to show people how they can prepare better for the effects of climate change ; and what better chance to do this than Earth Day? So we strapped on our boots a...
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Horses: The Importance of Second Chances

Horse-web I decided to have a one on one class with them and Stina, from whom I had heard the special relationship and language she shares with them.
The first time I rode a horse was almost 10 years ago. It was in a very nice landscape in La Calera; a village in Colombia where people usually make horse rides with groups. Champagne was the name of the horse that was taking me. She was white and had a beautiful blondish hair. After a few minutes, Champagne started to run really fast, having me on...
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Global Warming Will Expose Nuclear Waste In Greenland

The Camp Century Base worked as a researc center for the United States. This base also conducted a top secret nuclear operation known as "Project Iceworm" - Photo Credit: Wikipedia Greenland's melting rate has tripled in recent years thanks to global warming; and thus the ice is melting at a faster rate than snow is falling. Besides the obvious thr...
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Making Caribbean Transport Climate-Resilient

The Caribbean Development Bank has approved $768,000 to study and build climate-resilient roads in its Borrowing Member Countries. This study will be conducted in two countries, which will be selected on the basis of location and high risk profile. Flooded road in Kingston during Hurricane Dean - Photo Credit: Wikipedia The end goal of the project ...
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Fourth Industrial Revolution: What comes next?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution —most commonly known as Industrie 4.0—; is "the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies" ( Wikipedia ). Its main characteristic is the introduction of smart factories; or machines with embedded web connectivity that are part of a larger system that visualizes the entire production...
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World Environment Day 2016

enviromental-day World Environment Day came to be on June 5th, 1974. Since then, it has become a global platform for public outreach which spans over 100 countries.
We celebrate World Enviroment Day every year on June 5th. This event, which is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), seeks to raise global awareness and positive environmental actions to protect planet Earth. Such is its impact that the United Nations consider it the most important day to encourage worldwide awareness and ac...
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Food Forest: The End of the Manicured Lawn?

More often than not, we go to a neighborhood and see neatly trimmed grass and decorative plants in the entryway. The book definition of a manicured lawn. Is it pretty? Yes! Is it useful? Not in the slightest. In fact, lawns massively contribute to global warming and environmental pollution. If you are a gardening enthusiast, this might cause you a ...
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BioChar: RVA's Green Project

Our Climate Change Activist program focuses on making St. Vincent a Climate Compliant Country. This entails working shoulder to shoulder with Vincentians to build sustainable food and energy production systems; as well as leading an overall sustainable lifestyle. Consequently, the March Team for the program is working on a BioChar project that seek...
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'Mobility as a service' will take over Helsinki by 2025

Helsinki's government is working on the development of a public integrated system which focuses on "mobility as a service". Consequently, the need for privately-owned cars might be non-existent in ten years. Helsinki is pursuing an ambitious public and private transport project that focuses on mobility as a service - Photo Credit: Wikipedia The gov...
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From Winestead to Africa to the Caribbean

Planting I am David Christian, from Rochdale near Manchester
MY STORY AND I AT CICD I am David Christian, from Rochdale near Manchester. I was a DI at CICD —the 14 months DI programme, in March 2011. The project was at One World University in Mozambique, where my main tasks were the library, promotion and teaching English. My first experience in a developing country; the challenges were motivating the studen...
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