Winter Solidarity Brigade 2022
14 December 2022 - 2 January 2023
Discover the real Cuba and make a real difference with this amazing experience. Join a diverse group of UK and international volunteers at the International Centre near Havana for a unique opportunity to learn first hand about the realities of Cuban life.
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.
Winter 2022 Solidarity Brigade will visit Santa Clara in Villa Clara province for 4 nights, the site of the national memorial to revolutionary hero Che Guevara.
Winter 2022 brigade programme includes working in a rural area outside Havana alongside local farmers, as well as visits to museums and historical sites to local community projects, plus talks on the current challenges of the US blockade, the economy, scientific development and international solidarity.
While in Villa Clara province the brigade includes a visit to the national memorial in Santa Clara dedicated to Che Guevara and the ‘armoured train’ site, famous for its crucial part in the success of the revolutionary struggle.
They will also visit the mountain region and the Sierra del Rosario Ecological research centre in Las Terrazas. The brigade includes a visit an agricultural enterprise and research centre, a local community in transformation and the El Mejunje LGBTQ+ community cultural project.
Also they will visit a policlinic, an electric bike factory and have an exchange with local students. In Havana the group will visit a school and also get to discuss gender equality and respect for sexual diversity in Cuba with representatives of CENESEX (National Centre for Sexual Education) and the FMC (Federation of Cuban Women).
The group also expect to discuss the economic model with representatives of the National Association of Economists, local development with representatives of a local authority and meet local artists. With free time to explore the capital and lots of opportunities to soak up the culture, with dance classes and live music. Not forgetting some time at amazing beaches.
The brigade is based at an international centre 25 miles outside of Havana. The accommodation is basic, sharing up to 4 people per room. This brigade also includes a 4 day trip to Santa Clara.
Cost £850 GBP exc. international flights.
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
To view photos and read reports from past Brigades or for more info please visit the Brigade section of the CSC website.