Winter Solidarity Brigade 2017
18 December 2017 - 7 January 2018
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.
20 days. Cost from £650 includes full programme of talks, events and visits, accommodation, food and full Preparation session and pack in advance of departure.
This winter’s programme includes working in a rural area outside Havana alongside local farmers to produce citrus fruits, as well as planned visits to cooperatives, community projects, discussions on the current challenges of US-Cuba relations, and on human rights and democracy, opportunities to meet Cuban doctors who have been part of internationalist missions, and have a look at health policy including psychiatry practice and child psychology. The group will meet top sportspeople, as well as youth activists and neighbourhood representatives. With free time to explore the capital and lots of opportunities to soak up the rich musical culture. The brigade will also spend 4 days in central Cuba– with visits to the Che Guevara museum and memorial in Santa Clara, an agricultural workers cooperative and hear more about urban sustainable agriculture.