The road gets rocky and the best thing to do is to keep moving.
My name is Tomika Caesar and I will like to welcome you all to my beautiful country St. Vincent and the Grenadines and also to Richmond Vale Academy.
I was a part of the Africa Team program in 2008- 2009. On my team we were 17 participants from 7 different countries. Despite our differences we all had 1 goal in mind. We were all determined to go to our projects and help those in need.
When I left from RVA I was a completely different person. I learned things that I would have learned in a 5 years program at university or I would not have learned at all. Example I was born, raise and Educated in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and it was only until I was at the RVA that I learned about the Garifuna history. That’s something that I was never thought in my history classes, or heard from my parents. I also learned farming, what going on around the world that Media fails to report, different culture, team work, how to appreciate the things around me and I can go on about many more good examples of things that I learned while at the RVA.
From the experience I had while at the RVA I will say that sometimes the road get rocky and the best thing to do is to keep moving on because somewhere ahead you will manage how to walk on the rocks. Fights are expected to come because of misunderstanding or things are not the way that someone wants them to be. Don’t ignore problems that you might have, solve the problems amongst you all as a group.
Take lots of pictures because you will need them someday. Every moment is memorable so cherish each other.
You are enroll in one of the RVA programs because of a reason so take examples of these four DI’S whom are mentioned above and use them as your role model.