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Care For Cuba

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Globe Aware
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Havana, Havana, Cuba

Globe Aware


New
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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
December 17, 2020
12:00am CST
February 28, 2022
12:00am CST
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Cubanos are proud, educated, and often quite happy to share opinions. Isolated for years due to the “blockade” (as Cubans refer to the embargo the US imposed against the Communist state), their culture has been influenced by m cultures, none perhaps as heavily as Spain, Africa and the United States. Full of music, derelict buildings, joy and sorrow, the country offers few material pleasures but immense humanitarian rewards.


Projects

Elderly Center: Globe Aware works with one of the government elderly centers to help provide activities that fall into one of these categories: rehabilitation, cultural or general amusement.


Club de Madres: There is a group of about 15 mothers of children with Down Syndrome that meet on a regular basis. We meet with them to engage in a variety of activities, from working side by side at our other project sites to doing recreational, artistic and physical activities such as parachute games.


Environmental: This is a community project that hosts educational sessions for students and villagers to learn about the benefits of all the different plants and encourage and teach them about urban/backyard gardening. Volunteers join this site and help with a variety of different projects. At the moment, we are working on building up the infrastructure to help the project become self-sustaining. We have built a coconut stand where they can sell coconuts to tourists and volunteers; built pathways to explore the hillside, constructed shaded areas and benches when hosting classes and are currently working on setting up a small kitchen to sell fresh meals.


One week long program

No special skills required

Cubanos are proud, educated, and often quite happy to share opinions. Isolated for years due to the “blockade” (as Cubans refer to the embargo the US imposed against the Communist state), their culture has been influenced by m cultures, none…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome

Location

Havana, Havana, CU

How to Apply

To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers and communities safe. Contact us to learn more.


To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers…

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