Poverty Activist programme

12 months programme in England and an African country

Start: August 2022

Poverty Activist programme

12 months programme in England and an African country

Start: August 2022

WHAT IS IT?

A solidarity action programme where you study, travel, and act shoulder to shoulder with people in a development project, for improved health, education and food security.

WHAT IS IT?

A solidarity action programme where you study, travel, and act shoulder to shoulder with people in a development project, for improved health, education and food security.

PROGRAMME
OUTLINE

5 months studies and practical preparations at College for International Co-operation and Development in England (CICD)

6 months volunteering with Humana People to People at a development project

1 month of bringing your messages to the public in Europe

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

5 months studies and practical preparations at College for International Co-operation and Development in England (CICD)

6 months volunteering with Humana People to People at a development project

1 month of bringing your messages to the public in Europe

 

WHEN?

The next team starts
1 August 2022.

WHEN?

The next team starts 1 August 2022.

Gaia scholarship team starts February 2022!

WHY CHOOSE
THIS PROGRAMME?

Personal Growth

Your team and teachers will both challenge and support you in becoming a more confident and competent person with many useful experiences under your belt.

Make a difference

You will learn about real-world issues like extreme poverty, climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality, and participate in transformative actions to reduce poverty for a sustainable world.

 

Find your tribe

You will connect with like-minded people who are searching for a community of action and practice, just like you.

WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME?

 

Personal Growth

Your team and teachers will both challenge and support you in becoming a more confident and competent person with many useful experiences under your belt.

Make a difference

You will learn about real-world issues like extreme poverty, climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality, and participate in transformative actions to reduce poverty for a sustainable world

 

Find your tribe

You will connect with like-minded people who are searching for a community of action and practice, just like you.

ANOTHER KIND
OF SCHOOL

Community Learning

At CICD we learn together, using a mix of personal studies, group work and discussions, team building and investigative research. Studies include eco-literacy, colonialism and Africa’s history, the reasons for the gap between the Global North and the Global South, economy and globalisation, practical skills training such as organic farming…and much more.

Sustainability Training

CICD is a community of practice when it comes to sustainable living. In our walled garden we produce a lot of the vegetables and eggs that we eat. You will get hands-on training in organic farming and experience in how to cook plant-based food.

 

Solidarity Action

We join forces with an environmental project and participate in tree planting, organic farming, rewilding projects, community gardens or similar sustainable work.

ANOTHER KIND OF SCHOOL

 

Community Learning

At CICD we learn together, using a mix of personal studies, group work and discussions, team building and investigative research. Studies include eco-literacy, colonialism and Africa’s history, the reasons for the gap between the Global North and the Global South, economy and globalisation, practical skills training such as organic farming…and much more.

Sustainability Training

CICD is a community of practice when it comes to sustainable living. In our walled garden we produce a lot of the vegetables and eggs that we eat. You will get hands-on training in organic farming and experience in how to cook plant-based food.

 

Solidarity Action

Your team join forces with people at a development project and use your skills and capacities to support in areas such as education of children or adults, farming and environmental protection, water projects and health campaigns.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Gaia Environmental Scholarship programme offers opportunities for you who are interested in a partial or full scholarship. Contact us to learn more.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Gaia Environmental Scholarship programme offers opportunities for you who are interested in a partial or full scholarship. 

NB. Because of the UK immigration rules, the scholarship programme is only available for students who are citizens in countries in the EU or the EEA, UK and Irish citizens, and students who have “Settled or Pre-settled status” in the UK.
Contact us to learn more.

TESTIMONIALS

“Besides the studies, what really made a big impact on me was the practical skills that I have learned during my time at CICD. These skills also helped me become more self-reliant person.
We were providing access to fresh drinking water to thousands of people and doing community mobilisation, I have done many things I never expected to do”

Danail Petrov, Bulgaria

“I did the Climate Activist programme. I studied different environmental topics that included lectures, articles, documentaries, an investigation, and practical actions in the garden. For example, we prepared the permaculture beds in the greenhouse, a pedagogical way to practice and “learn by doing” about sustainable alternatives. Also, we prepared an investigation trip around Scotland, an amazing opportunity to learn about renewable energy sources by travelling”

Margarita Barbero, Spain

“When studying at CICD I had the opportunity to develop personal and professional skills in so many ways. The concept of living in a community was a relevant part for my preparation to the project and to the world – everyone counts on everyone and I learned how to deal with difficulties that can arise at any time as a group and as an individual”

 

Carina Andrade, Portugal

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