The Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade is returning to Cuba!
Let’s go to Cuba for adventure, volunteering and fun!
Two options to travel to Cuba:
>> 27th Che Guevara Brigade – November 20 – December 4, 2021
>> 28th Che Guevara Brigade – April 27 – May 10, 2022
Cuba is famous for many things around the world, from its exemplary healthcare and education systems to Cuban salsa dancing and music. While many people from Canada travel to Cuba to enjoy the extraordinary beaches, resorts and sun, there is much more to experience on this dynamic island – and with the Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade!
The Che Guevara Brigade is a unique opportunity to get to know Cuba through people-to-people solidarity and on the ground experiences. There is no better way to get to know the Cuban people than working alongside them, sharing meals and leisure time, and there is no better way to learn about the Cuban Revolution than by seeing its accomplishments first hand! The Brigade’s vibrant program also includes participating in cultural activities, meeting community organizations, visiting health and educational institutions, visiting historical sites, attending workshops and of course visiting the beach!
See our Che Brigade video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRFWB8QvHQE
The Fall 2021 Che Brigade is coming up fast!
Join the Che Guevara Brigade in Cuba November 20 to December 4, 2021! We will spend 10 days of our trip in Havana province, just outside of Havana city, the remaining 4 days in Varadero, Matanzas province, and we will also have a day trip to Viñales, in the very scenic province of Pinar del Río!
Alongside volunteering, some highlights of our program include:
> Visiting a neighbourhood undergoing the new initiative to improve quality of life in underdeveloped areas, addressing social, construction and service issues.
> Meeting with organizations including CENESEX, Cuba’s National Centre for Sex Education, which is the driving force of the LGBTQ movement in Cuba.
> Visiting museums and historical sites, including the National Museum of the Literacy Campaign, to learn the inspiring history of how Cubans eliminated illiteracy in Cuba in 1961.
> Learning how Cuba developed its Covid-19 vaccines at a Cuban oncology medical center.
> Salsa lessons!
* Please note, the Fall 2021 dates were recently changed to the above to align with the recent Cuban Ministry of Tourism announcement and planned relaxation of some Covid-19 measures, which can be read at https://www.canadiannetworkoncuba.ca/index.php/news-and-events/cuba-news-and-events/940-cuba-reopens-to-tourism-
Who can join?
This Volunteer Work Brigade is open to everyone of all physical abilities and ages. We have had Brigadistas from 7 to 86 years old! We are a brigade from Canada but we welcome travelers joining from other countries too. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will require brigadistas to be vaccinated against Covid-19, unless with medical exemption.
Ready to join?
We invite you to register online for the 27th or 28th Che Guevara Brigade:
>> 27th Che Brigade – November 20 – December 4, 2021 – https://tinyurl.com/ry8wbmnt
>> 28th Che Brigade – April 27 – May 10, 2022 – https://tinyurl.com/xzhnspy8
We are currently confirming the brigade cost, which will include your accommodation, all meals, travel and activities within Cuba. It will not include your flight and medical/travel insurance, which can be purchased through our travel agent or independently.
If you have any questions or would like to receive updates please contact the Che Brigade national coordinator Janine Solanki at (778) 881–6156, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register or for more information visit: www.canadiannetworkoncuba.ca/brigade
The Che Guevara Brigade is a collaboration between the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) and the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).
Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba