GUANTÁNAMO.- Youth from the United States forming part of the 47th contingent of the Venceremos Brigade will undertake voluntary work in the province from July 25-August 6.
Ana Teresa Nápoles Disotuar, representing the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) in the territory, noted that this will be the first time that such a solidarity group will conduct its activities outside the capital.
She explained that the visitors will exchange with young Guantánamo residents from different sectors and undertake urban agriculture, sanitation and construction tasks, as well as assisting in the 21 de Septiembre agricultural cooperative, located in the municipality of Manuel Tames.
The brigadistas will also celebrate the National Day of Rebellion alongside the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, and on August 4, they will participate in the traditional Festival of Political Song, organized by the Hermanos Saíz Association.
The program also includes a visit to the Brigada de la Frontera, the city of Baracoa, the Provincial Museum, the Babul Folkloric Ballet, the La Colmenita children's community project in Guantánamo and the Casa del Changüí Chito Latamblet, among other sites of historical and cultural interest.
The U.S. youth will also learn about the care provided for older adults in this eastern province, and exchange with teachers of the 14 de Junio special school, journalists and bloggers, and visit important sites across the province of Santiago de Cuba.
According to the information provided, the contingent will arrive in Holguín on July 24, where they will visit the historic site of Birán, the birthplace of Fidel and Raúl Castro Ruz.
The Venceremos Brigade has travelled to the island for the past 46 years, in defiance of the restrictions of the U.S. blockade.