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compensation: Room and board
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

At Richmond Vale Academy we believe that poverty is the biggest social problem of our time and by joining together we can make the World a better place for all.
Fighting With the Poor is an 18 months program in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: 6 months studies with One World University, 6 months' work in Belize and Ecuador and 6 months Journal. B-Certificate at the end of the program.
No-one has a bigger interest in fighting poverty than poor people themselves, who live in poverty every day and who have to cope with the many suffocating, humiliating and disastrous consequences.
Poverty is a disgrace to all of humanity and it is time to put an end to it. The causes of poverty are deeply imbedded in many powerful established systems and global structures, which intentionally or unintentionally, not only keep a huge part of the world's population in poverty, but also drive an increasing number of people into poverty.
You have decided to be part of this fight, shoulder to shoulder with the Poor.
It is not an easy task to eliminate poverty, and we do not have all the answers of how to do this, but we know that we cannot stay passive. And we also know the power of ordinary people uniting their forces, sharing their ideas and passions, and going for finding solutions.

The aim of the program is that participants, through actions with the poor, taking responsibility and thorough studies, become ready taking on a big responsibility with the Poor.
During the first six months you are at Richmond Vale Academy; you learn about the causes and conditions of poverty, the big issues of our time, sustainable agriculture, promoting health and about methods for creating a sustainable future.

During those 6 months you train yourself practically and mentally to become a Development Instructor. - In the following 6 months you will act as a qualified Development Instructor Shoulder to Shoulder with The Poor - and in cooperation with the NGO Humana People to People in South America.

The projects in Belize and Ecuador are focused on creating a better future for children through community development, creating income generating projects, education and sustainable farming techniques. - During the last 6 months of the program you act as the voice of the Poor, sharing your experiences with the world in multiple ways, in order to mobilize more people to take action.

You will become an integral part of training new participants to become Development Instructors. At the end you will take your final exams and work towards your future efforts for the Poor.

Programs start in April and October. Besides the program for Belize and Ecuador, we also run another program focused on Climate Change adaptation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. As a participant in the 18 months program you will work with implementation of these projects both in the first 6 months as training, and in the last 6 months as one of the leaders of the projects.

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