Poverty Activist programme

12 months of studies, practical training and field action, based at CICD in England and an African country or India

Start: August 2022 and February 2023

Poverty Activist programme

12 months of studies, practical training and field action, based at CICD in England and an African country or India

Start: August 2022 and February 2023

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

The 12 month Poverty Activist programme has 3 periods:

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

6 months volunteer work at a community driven development project in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia or India. These projects have been part of our partners Humana People to People efforts to create a significant impact on health, education and environmental issues in these countries for more than 25 years

1 month of bringing your messages to the public in Europe

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

The 12 month Poverty Activist programme has 3 periods:

  • 5 months studies and practical preparations at College for International Co-operation and Development (CICD) in England.
  • 6 months volunteer work at a community driven development project in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia or India. These projects have been part of our partners Humana People to People efforts to create a significant impact on health, education and environmental issues in these countries for more than 25 years
  • 1 month of bringing your messages to the public in Europe

 

WHEN?

The next team starts
1 August 2022.

Gaia scholarship team
still available

WHEN?

The next team starts 1 August 2022.

Gaia scholarship team still available.

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 improve conditions where it is very needed.

 

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 improve conditions where it is very needed.

 

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

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.

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.

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

COURSE FEES

You only need to cover the costs of your training. The course fees are £ 4,300, including food and accommodation here at the college. Humana People to People provide a travel grant for all trained volunteers, covering travel & living costs during your 6 months at the development project.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

You can apply for a place in our Gaia Team, to cover your course fees.

The Gaia team takes part in running our clothes & shoes recycling project. Contact us to learn more!

marie@joincicd.org

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

You can apply for a place in our Gaia Team, to cover your course fees.

The Gaia team takes part in running our clothes & shoes recycling project. Contact us to learn more!

marie@joincicd.org

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