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Detailed project Info. of LW (Workcamp type) in Japan

 

Mashiko Kurogi Minamata

NICE-LW-MI16-1 Minamata 16-1 (Kumamoto) 01/15-04/10 ENVI, AGRI 4 vols.(3 int.)

NICE-LW-MI16-2 Minamata 16-2 (Kumamoto) 09/25-12/16 ENVI, AGRI 4 vols.(3 int.)

Organized together with Shokubutsu Shigen No Chikara’(Power of Natural Resource), a local NPO to recover natural ecosystem cycles by promoting the regeneration and rebirth of land & sea forests. It’s been hosting short term international workcamps almost every year since 92 that has made a significant impacts to create a forest on the reclaimed land. They will continue forest reconstruction, environmental education, agricultural work and development work of the regional cultural activities. Minamata had experienced the unique industrial pollution in the world(It is called Minamata disease).So, they want to make natural ecosystem cycles here for global environment.

W:Aim is to make cyclical environmental preservation within the affected areas. We will maintain bamboo forest (cutting bamboo trees etc.), make bamboo charcoals.We will support local farmers (harvesting, taking care of vegetables etc.).

A: Shared the room in local house. Volunteers cook for themselves.

L:Southern part of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, one of the four main islands of Japan. It faces a beautiful semi-closed sea called Shiranui-kai and has some gorgeous natural scenery.

T:From Osaka, 3 hours by airplane and bus. From Tokyo, 4 hours by airplane and bus.

LA: Agricultural Assistance Program (Harvesting paper mulberry trees, citrus fruits, onions, etc.). Ocean life investigation, Environmental education etc.

SR: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host.

PF: 12,000 yen per one month to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.

NICE-LW-KU16-1 Kurogi 16-1 (Fukuoka) 05/09-07/27 AGRI, ENVI 8 vols. (5 int.)

Organized together with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involves people from the city and local. They started 80-days of international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make the footpath and maintain the forest. But on July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After thatit had serious damages by flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival this area!

W: We will 1) cultivating rice (Ex. rice planting, cutting grass in terraced rice fields (main work),2) to help local farm (green tea, rice and vegetable, etc.), 3) to involves many people who has interesting environmental projects(Ex. to organize environmental class and to support Sansonjuku events).

A: Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g..transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.



L: Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields.

T: Fukuoka airport (1 hour by train and 1hours by bus). From Tokyo to Fukuoka airport, 1.5 hours by airplane or from Tokyo to Hakata station, 5.5 hours by bullet train.

SR: Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language!! Respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!Interested in environmental issues and agriculture. Motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

PF: 12,000 yen per one month to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.

 

NICE-LW-ON16-1 Onuma 16-1 (Hokkaido) 07/23-09/16 ENVI 5 vols. (3 int.)

Organized together with Milestone 22, a local NGO to promote voluntary service and international exchange. Short term projects have been organized since 2004. Though Onuma lake has been a popular tourism spot for a long time because of its beautiful scenery, it has been polluted by over use of agricultural chemicals by cattle farming and erosion from abandoned forests with non-native trees. A leader of Fishermen’s Cooperative has bought a forest and wants to revive it to original nature!

W: We will cut alien trees and planting native trees to create better forest around the lake. As raising awareness of locals is important, we will also work along the lake by putting stones, check the pollution and making charcoals to purify the water. Also, volunteers will harvest tomato, potato, etc. Volunteer will join some local festivals to involve local people in this lake conservation movement.

A: Rental house near the lake. Cooked by vols. by turn.

L: South of Hokkaido island, in a national park near Hakodate city which is famous for romantic view in the night, especially for sweet couples!

T: From Sapporo, 3 hours by express train. From Tokyo, 10 hours by bullet train or 30 hours by ship.

LA: Excursion, exchange parties, home-stay, farming experience, school visit, sports, etc.

SR: Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language!! Motivation to actively work in the forests and with local people! There will be short term international workcamp during the program. Japanese language skill is not necessary though welcomed!

PF: 12,000 yen per one month to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.

NICE-LW-KU16-2 Kurogi 16-2 (Fukuoka) 09/06-11/24 ENVI, AGRI 8 vols. (5 int.)

Organized together with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involves people from the city and local. They started 80-days of international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make the footpath and maintain the forest. But on July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After thatit had serious damages by flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival this area!

W: We will 1) help local farms (rice and vegetable, etc. Local farmers has been decreasing next generation year by year), 2) maintain forest (cutting brunched, maintain trails, making fire woods etc.)2)3) to involves many people who has interesting environmental projects (Ex. to organize environmental class and to support Sansonjuku events).

A: Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves.

L: Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields.

T: Fukuoka airport (1 hour by train and 1hours by bus). From Tokyo to Fukuoka airport, 1.5 hours by airplane or from Tokyo to Hakata station, 5.5 hours by bullet train.

SR: Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language!!Interested in environmental issues and agriculture. Motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others.

PF: 12,000 yen per one month to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.

 


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