Email received from Latin America Working Group (Havana Journal supports LAWG.org )
As we did last year, we want to inform you of an opportunity, increasingly rare, to participate in a licensed trip to Cuba, a unique project to build playgrounds for the children of Cuba.
On June 17, 2006, volunteers will board a plane in Miami to spend eight days in Cuba on a full-time program of assembling and erecting three custom-made playgrounds in three family neighborhoods in and around Havana.
This opportunity is being sponsored by It’s Just The Kids, Inc., (IJTK), a non-profit organization that completed three similar playgrounds in Havana in May, 2003, and four playgrounds in September, 2005. You may have seen some press reports on the 2005 project, as it received quite a lot of positive media coverage.
IJTK is seeking both funds and volunteers to assist with this 2006 effort. The organization has obtained all the necessary licenses and permissions from both the U.S. Government and Cuban officials and is now in the process of raising the needed funds and recruiting volunteers to make this project a success.
May 1 is the deadline for registration, so please contact IJTK as soon as possible if you are interested in being part of this program.