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2010 Pueblo a Pueblo Trip Film - 26 min Produced by Catie Coonan '10 & Nance Leonhardt This film details the humanitarian objectives of our trip to Cuba and also includes some highlights of people we met along the way.

A group of 32 Catlin Gabel high school students and four teachers will participate in a “people to people” humanitarian and educational trip to Cuba for 11 days, March 15-26, where they will witness history in the making as Cuba begins its transition after the long rule of Fidel Castro.

A group of 32 Catlin Gabel high school students and four teachers will participate in a “people to people” humanitarian and educational trip to Cuba for 11 days, March 15-26, where they will witness history in the making as Cuba begins its transition after the long rule of Fidel Castro.

The main purpose of the trip is humanitarian, with the students and their teachers bringing medical supplies, as well as school and athletic supplies, to their Cuban counterparts. The letter they carry from the Cuban Ministry of Education will allow the group to visit schools, hospitals, and organizations that are typically off limits to tourists. During their 11 days in Cuba, the group will meet with Cuban health care officials, teachers, students, and cultural leaders, and participate in a round-table discussion at the headquarters of the Youth Communist League.

All 32 student travelers are studying Spanish at Catlin Gabel and will have many opportunities to speak the language. They will experience Cuban society, arts, and culture, and will perform in a Cuban school as ambassadors of our own culture. They will also have a chance to discuss U.S.-Cuban relations with Carlos Alzugaray Treto, a former diplomat who serves as coordinator of international strategic studies at the Center for the Study of the United States (CESEU).

Pueblo a Pueblo 2010
Supplies for Humanitarian Aid Drive

Drop off in Upper School office or library

Sealed prescription medicines (2010 expiration)
Diarrhea medicines (Pepto Bismol, Lomotil)
Herpes medications
Antibiotics
Vitamins, health supplements (vitamin C, omega 3)
Analgesics and anti-inflammatories (Tylenol, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin)
Blood pressure medications
Antacids
Baby and children’s medicines and vitamins
Ear, nose, eye drops
Flu, cough, and cold medications
First aid kits
Hotel toiletries
Personal hygiene supplies (toothpaste, soap bars, tooth brushes, floss, lotions)
Sportswear (uniforms and T-shirts) and sports equipment (for children and adults) (baseballs, gloves, basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs – deflated)
School supplies (not paper or books)
Computer flash drives (1GB, 2GB, or higher)
Cell phones (must be 900 megahertz)
Calculators
MP3 players