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Development Instructors in action

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It is always very challenging to start something new! After 3 months of preparation, 8 Development Instructors from Richmond Vale Academy started the project period in Belize and Ecuador. Carlos is writing: "During the 3 months, we studied about the political situation in the world, the inequality, poverty trap, social injustice, and the different solutions were part of the program but the reality is always a little bit different. The most important is to earn the trust in the community and there is no better way to do it than work with them every single day, understand them, know their names, understand the social structure of the community, the social connections, the problems, and the things they can be proud of and then try to give some extra booze with passion and share the knowledge that we have and learn from them". This is a very intensive connection between the locals and the Dis, they are living at the same place, eating the same type of food, they celebrate together what they used to celebrate, and with time the community will accept they presence and they will be a reliable part of the everyday life.   The very active community life at the school is the best preparation, here you earn very fast that everyone has something that you don’t know and vice versa. The attitude...
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RVA Students Cherish Belize Visit

2-6-2020-12-31-40-PM-8595025 RVA volunteers who visited Belize (L-R): Whitney Samuel (SVG), Mami Tsuboya (Japan) and Justyna Gudra (Poland).
​ Three students from the Richmond Vale Academy( RVA) who recently returned from Belize after a 6-month stint in that Central American/Caricom country, have all said they will cherish that experience for a very long time. The students, Justyna Gudra from Poland, Mami Tsuboya of Japan and Whitney Samuel from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were part...
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The fastest 18 months of my life

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They say that time goes by fast when you are having fun. I have to both agree and disagree. I have enjoyed my time at the Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder with the Poor program of course, and I can't even remember all the happy moments I have shared with my teammate and other students and teachers from our little school community. But it's not all abo...
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Shoulder to shoulder experience as a volunteer FWTP program

6-women-inside My name is Lina, I am a fine and visual artist and this story begins in Bogotá – Colombia.
Service Period Red Bank / Belize My name is Lina, I am a fine and visual artist and this story begins in Bogotá – Colombia. Going from home to work and from work to home, I accumulated hours and hours of daily thoughts and worries for several years. What I had not noticed was that they related not only to my life, but also to other beings, and I sa...
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Launching the Humana People to People Progress Report 2018

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The Federation Humana People to People (Humana People to People) is excited and proud to release its Humana People to People Progress Report 2018, demonstrating the value of its work. The report provides an insight into the work of Humana People to People and its 30 member associations over the past year, including the shared commitment to attain i...
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Fight Poverty: 4 Ways for Make a Difference (INFOGRAPHIC)

Fight Poverty: 4 Ways for Make a Difference (INFOGRAPHIC)
Fighting Poverty may sound something governments should be doing; we may think is their responsibility. But the truth is that we all should start doing something to help, either we understand or not what causes global poverty, it is a crucial part of the process implementing effective solutions to help eradicate the problem. [caption id="attachment_6648" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo Credit: American Center Mumbai . Fight Poverty The principal causes of Poverty are simple to name. Discrimination and social inequality, war and political instability, national debt, history and vulnerability to natural disasters have made this huge problem affect 80 percent of the World, and all the  terrible statistics shows worst results. But, here’s tips everybody can do to start marking a difference. (Click the infographic to enlarge ) Share this Image On Your Site </p><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to http://richmondvale.org with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href='http://richmondvale.org/fight-poverty-make-difference/'><img src='http://richmondvale.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Combating-poverty.jpg' alt='Combating Poverty: 4 ways to make a difference Infographic ' width='540px' border='0' /></a></p><br /> <p> Let’s fight poverty! #1 Donate [caption id="attachment_6649" align="alignleft" width="500"] Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees donating coats to the St. Vincent de Paul coat drive. Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan . Other than the money, you can donate food, clothing, toilette items, old furniture, toys and books to local shelters and programs. Is incredible the kind of thing in a good state we throw...
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