Summer Solidarity Brigade 2018
July 2018 dates tbc
Experience the real Cuba! Be more than just a tourist. The Solidarity Brigade consists of groups from the solidarity organisations of several European countries.
Summer 2018 brigade dates likely to be 1-21 July - but will be confirmed soon.
Now is an exciting time to be going to Cuba and the brigade gives a unique opportunity to speak to Cubans from all walks of life, see the reality of life under the ongoing US blockade, and learn about the country’s economic and social development.
Work alongside Cuban farmers as well as participate in a full programme of talks and visits to schools, workplaces, health, social and cultural projects, with time to relax at night with a cool Mojito. Mostly based near Havana but also visit to other parts of during these brigades.
Cost includes programme of talks, events and visits, accommodation, transport, food and preparation pack in advance of departure. You need to organise your own international flights but we can assist with this.
"It was a life-changing experience, a really wonderful, rich time in every sense. Humbling in the face of the blockade and its consequences – I will definitely go again, and encourage others to do so!” past brigadista
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To view photos and read reports from past Brigades or for more info please visit the Brigade section of the CSC website: http://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk/tours/article/8/volunteer---brigade-opportunities-all-year-round
Summer 2017 brigade programme included working in a rural area outside Havana alongside local farmers producing citrus fruits, as well as visits to a cooperative and community projects, talks on the current challenges of the blockade, the updating of the economy, on participative democracy and the ideas of Jose Marti, with opportunities to meet Cuban doctors who have been part of internationalist missions, to meet veterans of the revolutionary war and the Bay of Pigs and to discuss international solidarity.
The group met top sportspeople, musicians, dancers and a youth theatre company, as well as students’ representatives, the Women’s federation and trade unionists. With free time to explore the capital and lots of opportunities to soak up the culture.
The brigade included 4 days in central Cuba in the old towns of Sancti Spiritus, Trinidad and Santa Clara – with visits to find out about local sports development, community healthcare and Che’s legacy. Not forgetting some time at amazing beaches.