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Mission Statement

Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) is a non-profit school that trains people to be community service leaders for developing countries. Then volunteers are placed in humanitarian aid projects the Caribbean or Latin America.

RVA is part of the International DRH Movement, a worldwide group of schools involved with global issues, development work and the fight against poverty. RVA also cooperates with One World University (in Mozambique), Humana People to People and other local organizations.

For the last 4 years, RVA has run shorter programs to help both Latin America and Africa. From now on, we have decided to focus our efforts on longer, more environmentally-friendly programs to help the Caribbean and Latin America.

About Training

Our training is based on practical lessons about: - Development of organizational and communication skills - Information and prevention of global diseases - Income generating projects and activities- Organic, Sustainable and Fair Trade farming - Global history and economy - Conflict resolution, teamwork and problem-solving- Basic maintenance and construction skills- And more...

About Humanitarian Projects

We work in the Caribbean and Latin America in community development in the areas of:


- Child Aid

- Income generating projects: second-hand clothes sales and microcredit programs

- Community Programs that involve working shoulder-to-shoulder with the poor Health

- Fight and prevent HIV/AIDS and other diseases Education

- Start-up and run of elementary and pre-schools

- Vocational Schools

- Train future teachers


Want to learn how to farm organically?

Decrease poverty?

Protect rural communities from Global Warming?

Volunteer shoulder-to-shoulder, empowering the poor?

Live on a Caribbean island with people from all over the world? Learn Spanish?

Actively create a better world?

Come to Richmond Vale Academy (RVA) to train to learn how to be a community service leader in developing countries! RVA’'s programs focus on farming, sustainability, environment, learning and community development in the Caribbean and Latin America.

No degree is required, just a willingness to volunteer and learn about how you can make a difference! The minimum age limit is 18 (there is no maximum).

The program is taught in English, but there is a huge emphasis on learning Spanish if you choose a Latin American program.



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