You are up to start a new phase on your lives because after participating at this program you will never be the same.

It is necessary and very good to do something value to this beautiful world and this is what we do at RVA. Here you will have the opportunity to make the difference on your life , others life and on the planet too ( it is a drop of water on the ocean but the ocean is made by drops of water). The planet is waiting for good people like you. Thank you for have come.

The place is wonderful but keep in mind that you came here to work. A volunteer job requires the same if not more dedication as a normal job.

For things go well you need to keep in mind that you will live in a community and not for yourself . The basic things to keep the place running well depends on everybody and your cooperation is crucial. Here we are a team and which one of you are vital for this team. You will not compete with nobody but you will only add with others. So don’t hesitate on say things that you think because of shame or language barriers. Please give your contribution with your ideias, researches and hard work. You will be surprised with yourself.

You will have a lot of good time. Good activities during the work time and on your free time.You will learn a lot of things about the country and your people.

I can say for myself that i lived here one of the most precious time of my life. I met here people from different part of the world, different cultures and all of them were important to me because i learned with each of them many things and i can say that i give to them many things as well.

There is not a single day since i left from st Vincent that I don’t remember the time that I lived here and I am so happy when i see some of the ideas that we discussed here turning on reality.

I would like to congratulate all of you for have taken the decision to let your life behind for some time and take part of this special group.

Wish you can have a good and productive time and I hope to see the result of your job on the coming months.

I am sure, just like me, you will feel part of RVA for the rest of your lives.

A special thanks for Stina, with her dedication and competence, this program is turning in a reality.

So let’s work Team !!

Thelma
Pioneer Team March 2012