Location
  • Cuba
    • Havana

Program Details

Language
English
Timeframe
Summer Winter
Housing
Hostel
Groups
Large Group (31+)

Pricing

Price Details
The cost from 650GBP includes transfer from Havana Airport, accommodation, meals, full programme of activities and visits. Excludes international flights from the UK.
May 16, 2019
Jan 11, 2012
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About Program

Solidarity Brigades are holidays with a difference. Aside from volunteering, you get to mix with people of different ages and backgrounds from all over the world, and learn about a fascinating country, while staying on a camp in the countryside, near Havana. If you are looking for a completely unique way to learn how Cuba works, join a brigade this year.
Now is a very interesting time to be going to Cuba and the brigade gives a unique opportunity to meet and speak to Cubans from all walks of life, and to see firsthand the reality of life under the ongoing US blockade.
3 weeks working alongside local farmers, visiting cooperatives and community projects, meeting trade unionists, students and women's federation representatives, health and education workers, sportspeople, and more plus soaking up some culture and history. With a few days visiting another part of the country.
Next dates: 1-21 July 2019, 15 December 2019 - 5 January 2020

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Part of the Brigade involves undertaking voluntary work. Past Brigadistas have taken part in a range of projects, from picking fruit and clearing wood in agricultural areas to building schools and painting museums.

As well as voluntary work, your time in Cuba will contain cultural visits to some of Cuba's museums, educational visits to hospitals, schools and community projects, trips to the delightful Cuban beaches and lush Cuban countryside and a number of optional excursions.

Program Highlights

  • Work alongside local farmers
  • Learn how Cuba works from representatives of the student unions, community organisations, women's movement, sportspeople, and many more
  • Discuss international solidarity with Cubans

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Beepa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life-changing Experience!

From first arriving in sunny Havana I was made to feel welcome and appreciated - I'd already got to know the UK group on the flight, and we were picked up by ICAP (the host organisation) and taken straight to the CIJAM (camp).
The stay was a mixture of talks (we met veterans of the Revolution, community organisers, union representatives and political campaigners), film showings, excursions (to the AMAZING beaches, and to Santa Clara, the Museum of the Revolution, Che Guevara's memorial, Havana and loads, loads more), dancing and drinking (sometimes too much rum, but it never ran out!), and plenty of other things. We did our voluntary work in the fields nearby - early starts, but early finishes too meaning we had a chance for a nice siesta to recover. The Cuban workers we met were so friendly it was lovely, and no-one was expected to do more than they could.
The camp is basic - dorms, bunkbeds, washing facilities not worth mentioning - but this is more than made up for by the amazing atmosphere. I am desperately saving up to go again as soon as possible, and would recommend it to anyone.

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Questions & Answers

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