Winter Solidarity Brigade 2018
13 December 2018 - 3 January 2019
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.
A fantastic programme of trips, visits and discussion with Cuban people from politics, sports, the arts, industry as well as voluntary work and plenty of social activites will ensure that you make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
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, meetings with representatives of mass organisations and visits to community 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.
Winter 2018 Solidarity Brigade will visit Holguin province and Santiago de Cuba and be in Cuba for the 60th anniversary of the revolution on 1st January.
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: http://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk/tours/article/8/volunteer---brigade-opportunities-all-year-round
Winter 2018 brigade programme includes working in a rural area outside Havana alongside local farmers and with a community environmental project at a beach, as well as visits to cooperatives, an eco community project, a rural traditions project, talks on the current challenges of the US blockade, the economy, the media war, participative democracy, internationalism, with opportunities to meet veterans of the revolutionary war and to discuss international solidarity.
The group also meet top sportspeople, Cenesex representatives (LGBT rights and health), a publishing house and artists and writers union, a centre for young people with special educational needs, a pre-university college, young musicians and a children’s theatre company.
With free time to explore the capital and lots of opportunities to soak up the culture. Not forgetting some time at amazing beaches.
This brigade includes a 6 day trip to eastern Cuba staying in Holguín province – with visits to Birán, Fidel Castro’s birthplace, and a day to Santiago de Cuba to visit the Moncada museum and the Ifgenia cemetery, the resting place of Fidel Castro and Jose Martí.