- 5 months: Studies and actions at CICD
- 6 months: Service period
- 1 month: Bringing It to the Public
5 months: Learn, Share and Act
The 12 months programme is very much focused on action at the same time as studies and courses are also part of the programme.
Each month has two headlines giving the direction for the studies and actions. We have made the programme for the teams, but it is flexible. So, when the team starts, the first point on the agenda is to make a detailed programme for your particular team. Perhaps your team wants to focus especially on helping the homeless in the UK? Or on developing our garden farm and starting community gardens in Hull – maybe doing a spot of guerrilla gardening? Or on campaigning against war? Maybe you want to dedicate a lot of time to studying about colonialism and the history of countries in Southern Africa. You will find that 5 months is a short time for doing all you want to do in this period!
6 months: Service period
This period takes place at one of Humana People to People’s development projects in Southern Africa or India. You fly to the country, where you are going to spend the next 6 months together with your trio volunteering at a development project. You had your job description before you left from CICD and have also been in contact with your Project Leader, so after maybe a few days at the National Headquarter of Humana People to People in the country, you move on to your project and get started.
1 month: Bringing It to the Public
This period is a very important part of the programme. It gives you time to reflect and conclude on your experiences and achievements and to share them widely. You have started preparing this during the first 5 months of your stay at CICD, so you already have the outline of a plan. Reach as many people as you can – it is important that lots of people are educated about the fight against poverty.