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Our survival is totally dependent on us perceiving ourselves as one single family

November Team at Richmondvale We start a 10 Months Fighting With the Poor program in October and a 6 Months Climate Team in November.
We are 7.6 billion in our Family It is getting very clear in these times that our survival is totally dependent on us perceiving ourselves as one single Family. We are 7.6 billion in our Family. We have one home it's a Planet. It's a Planet that has not grown one single inch since its creation. What we have is what we get and that is our home. It w...
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Dear new Climate Activists!

Edit from Hungary I wish you a very successful 6 months in St Vincent and I ask you to make us proud!
First of all welcome to the fabulous St Vincent and welcome to the famous Richmond Vale Academy!! I hope you had a good journey to the Caribbean I am Edit from Hungary. I have just returned to Europe to start my own permaculture and self-sustainable farm in my country - before I was a teacher in the climate program. I can say I returned with much s...
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The first weeks of community living

The School We all have tasks and areas of responsibilities in order to keep the school clean and running!
Here I am, it’s been about 3 weeks since I landed in Paradise! And it’s about time to let you know what I’ve been up to! Let me introduce you to the team of climate change activists I’ll be sharing my experience with. There’s Conor from London, Meg and Sabrina from California, Vicky my roomie, Jost and Simon from Germany, and our cool teacher Jespe...
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Weekend in Owia

Weekend in Owia We camped there and enjoyed the sunrise on the rocks and waves! Yet another beautiful moment in Saint Vincent!
Last week, as part of our climate change study program, we went on a field trip to Orange Hill and Owia. It takes about 3 and a half hours from Richmond to Owia, so to make the most of the trip we decided to camp in Owia! What an adventure! We were almost on time to leave… 8:30 instead of 8, not so bad!!! We drive down the road to the main road and...
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What does a Sunday morning look like in Saint Vincent?

Sunday Morning
A fresh breeze lifts the curtains, birds are singing, the night crickets just went quiet, the rooster is waking us up… Today is Sunday, no worries, the sun is rising on the other side of the volcano, and the sea takes a pink color before giving in to the blue skies of the Caribbean… Oh, wait, is that rain I’m hearing… “Well, you live on this green ...
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The “Everything Vincy” fairs and “Guests are always welcome”

David The Everything Vincy fairs consist of vendors from all over the islands, who exhibit their products from oils, jams, clothes, bags, embroidery, jewelry and much more.
At Richmond Vale Academy we receive around 1000 guests a year from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, other Caribbean islands and even farther away from USA, UK, Ecuador, Mexico and other countries.  Even sailing groups come because they heard about this school at the foot of the volcano, which is an opportunity they cannot pass away. We have an ...
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How to live Collectively in a World without balance

1-group-header How to live Collectively in a World without balance
We live in a world without balance. A world out of balance is open to bad compromises and dangerous illness. It is our task to bring the world into a balance that closes doors to both. Dangerous illnesses include Ebola, Cholera, Malaria, HIV/Aids, the novel Coronavirus and other contagious disease-causing agents thriving within the human body out o...
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Happy New Year 2020

front2 In 2019, one hundred students found their way to our academy and joined courses from 1 week to 10 months from all corners of the world
Dear Friends, From Richmond Vale Academy at the beginning of the road on the small beautiful island of St. Vincent in the Eastern Caribbean we wish you a very Happy New Year! The year has been remarkable in so many ways at our small so very active academy in the Richmond Valley: the teachers council has grown considerably, the number of students is...
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We welcome you to join one of our programs

front1 We practice an eco-friendly way of life including growing a big part of our food organically
Dear Friend and future participant, We are happy to welcome you to join one of our programs throughout the year. Richmond Vale Academy is a small non profit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Most of the teachers have been in St. Vincent for many years and most have been trained in Africa at rural area projects in Zambia, Mozambique, South African ...
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It's just Grass!

top Collecting horse manure with bare hands is a sign of personal change for me
I am a student at the Richmond Vale Academy situated in St. Vincent and Grenadines and I will share my story with you about manure up to now (5 months). Collecting horse manure with bare hands is a sign of personal change for me! Yes, manure is natural gold but holding it with bare hands and then putting it into sacks by holding, maybe sometim...
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Happy New Year 2019

happy-new-year-richmondvale A big Happy New Year from Richmond Vale Academy!
The year of 2018 has been extra ordinary in so many ways.  I would like to thank all of you who are reading our blogs and news as you are in one way or another - part of making this world a better place. The past year was a breakthrough in so many ways from new classrooms, home gardens, and program developments, fundraising and improving the o...
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Why do an Erasmus program in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Front-erasmus-turkey-lithuania Erasmus+ Volunteers in Richmond Vale Academy from Turkey and Lithuania!
People coming from Europe have a very unique opportunity to see how the developed world is impacting on developing countries, particularly small island nations like Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This can clearly be seen in Saint Vincent because there is such a huge change in the climate and all across the country we can see the devastation that...
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When we make an agreement, we owe it to ourselves to act on it

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As part of joining Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) every student agrees to what we call 'The Frames'. This is the policy in which we agree to have no drugs and no alcohol as part of what we do here at the school. There are several reason for this from simple things such as reducing work ethic to having negative impact on the community.  For me one...
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Belair Government School Visiting RVA

Schoolvisitweb Seeing how enthusiastic and excited the students were about the visit made us very happy :)
Today, 6th-grade students from Belair Government school came all the way to Richmond to visit our Campus! It is always a little adventure and a great learning experience for everyone, for the school as much as for us here at RVA! Heather gave a presentation about living at RVA, our programs, the home-garden projects and of course about climate chan...
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Discovering the best of myself!

Discovering the best of myself!
Richmond Vale Academy is "Another Kind of School" where adults gather to become enlightened and inspired, gain knowledge and become ready for action. Our school operate as a base for personal enlightenment, for general and specific knowledge such as organic farming, global warming, climate change and as inspiration to take action and march into the...
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Care for the earth and an equal share

Perma-web The basic ethical principles in permaculture thinking are care for the earth, care for the people and equal share.
I had the privilege to participate in the 10 day permaculture course held in RVA. I expected us to learn about farming and garden design and how they can be done in a more sustainable and ecological way, but it turned out that there’s a lot more to permaculture than that. The concept permaculture comes from the words permanent and agriculture, but ...
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A warm welcome

A warm welcome
So....I don´t know where to start, so much has happened, so I will probably best start by introducing myself: I am Tessa, 19 years old, from Germany and -yes, hard to believe when looking out of the window and seeing the blue ocean –  am currently at the Richmond Vale Academy on St. Vincent!   Richmond beach Another great thing I noticed ...
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Flashbacks to our first weeks – watch the video!

This video is a compilation of the different experiences we had during the first seven weeks in the six-month climate compliance program. The collection includes among other things: Visit to animal production site Charcoal lecture Breadfruit festival face painting activities Visit to soil lab Hike to volcano Open day festivities Working on a home g...
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6 Month Gap Year Opportunity in the Caribbean - An Environmental Program

6 Month Gap Year Opportunity in the Caribbean - An Environmental Program
Today, thousands of people are taking gap years all over the world; travelling for months on end, doing it with relative comfort and ease. Today, a gap year can be anywhere, for any length of time, doing anything you want. You can build an orphanage in Belize; teach English as a foreign language in Israel, trek through the Himalayas in Nepal or tra...
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Camping at La Soufrière Volcano

Camping at La Soufrière Volcano
La Soufrière is an active volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in the Caribbean. The name is French and some people call it a “Sulfur mine”. You can feel the smell of sulfur as soon as you reach the top.The height of the volcano is 1234 meters (4048 feet). La Soufrière National Park, which includes craters, hot springs and rivers occupies a third...
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