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The Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade is a project of the
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"El trabajo voluntario es una escuela creadora de conciencia"
"Volunteer work is a school for building consciousness"
~ Ernesto Che Guevara

27th Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade
November 20 to December 4, 2021

Program details and highlights:
We will spend 10 days of our trip in Havana, in the neighbourhood of Boyeros, and the remaining 4 days in Varadero, Matanzas province. 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!

For more details please contact Che Guevara Brigade National Coordinator Janine Solanki at or at 778-881-6156

The program of the 28th Che Guevara Brigade - April 27 to May 10, 2022 - will be confirmed and publicized at the end of 2021. Stay tuned!

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The annual Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade was established in 1993 to exchange political and cultural ideas with Cuba in the spirit of solidarity and respect. The Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigades itinerary includes 4 days of volunteer work on a farm alongside Cubans from women's and youth organizations as well as veterans of the Cuban Revolution. While this work is physical, the pace is not strenuous and can be customized to suit all abilities and preferences. In the past Brigadistas have ranged in age, from 7-86! The morning is our main work time, where Brigadistas work alongside Cubans sharing, learning, and having an important exchange. The rest of the day is for meetings with various groups and organizations, workshops, concerts, dance lessons, or just visit the beach and explore on your own for free time. English translation is provided for all activities and throughout the duration of the trip.

The Che Brigade is a project of the Canadian Network on Cuba and hosted by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).