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Janine Solanki
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"El trabajo voluntario es una escuela creadora de conciencia"
"Volunteer work is a school for building consciousness"
~ Ernesto Che Guevara

Important Update on the 2020 Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade

First of all, we hope all of you and your loved ones are keeping well and safe in these challenging times.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 and the shutdown of international travel, the Che Guevara Brigade has been rescheduled to November 15-30, 2020.

Although this change of plans is due to necessity, it comes with some exciting new elements to look forward to!

- The Che Guevara Brigade will be joining an international volunteer work brigade, made up of people from around the world. This brigade is named "The International Brigade for the 60th Anniversary of ICAP" in honour of our host organization, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) who will be celebrating this milestone anniversary! Within the International Brigade, the Che Guevara Brigade will retain its own coordination. Most importantly, we'll have the unique opportunity to not only experience Cuba but also connect with people from around the world!

- The Che Brigade will participate in an International Youth Meeting, hosted by the Union of Young Communists (UJC). This will be an interesting experience for brigadistas of all ages! - We will be travelling to Cuba in November - a chilly time of year in Canada, but sunny and warm in Cuba!

Hopefully you've had a chance to see in the news that Cuba is showing their international solidarity by sending hundreds of doctors to countries around the world, to assist in the fight against Covid-19. On the Che Brigade we'll have the opportunity to show our solidarity with Cuba and learn more about Cuba's inspiring example of international solidarity!

I want to go to Cuba! What's next?

If you are interested in joining the 2020 Che Guevara Brigade please contact the brigade coordinator Janine Solanki, at or 778-881-6156. She can answer your questions and make sure you are notified of updates. We will be releasing an updated program and potentially a small change to the price in the coming weeks.

If you would like to register you can still do so here. We will keep registered brigadistas updated on any changes, including the updated program and price. Regarding payment and travel plans, our travel agent will not start taking payments or making travel arrangements until June/July, when we will have a better idea of the international travel situation.

We look forward to travelling to Cuba on the 2020 Che Guevara Brigade and hope you will join us!