Let's organic farming and supporting kids camp, sharing your culture, smiles, and friendship with kids!!
This project has been organized together with Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN) since 2006. Their theme is learning from soil and nature, and live together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011. ANSN started to organize kid camp for in Fukushima. It called Fukushima Kids (FK). He became chairperson of the Executive committee it. They got support from various famous people. FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends.
Volunteers will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organize many events on weekend. Volunteers will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. Volunteers will support and enjoy with them. Especially end of July to end of August, ANSN organize kids camp program.
Single room of the nature school. Volunteers cook with local host, if more than 3 volunteers together, cooking by themselves. During kid camp, Volunteers will stay with kids.
Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids.
Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).
Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant.
From Tokyo, 2.5 hours by bus and 45 minutes by car. You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day).
Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, positive mind and those who likes children. Interest in revival Fukushima. Experience of similar types of work is welcome!
EXTRA FEE: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.)
Language English and Japanese: *The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese.
If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 16-17 Feb. / 11-12 May. / 27-28 Jul. / 19-20 Sep. /13 Dec. ]