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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
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.
- 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