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NICE-LW-MI20-01 JAPÓN Minamata, Kumamoto ENVI,AGRI 15/01/2020 31/03/2020

Minamata 20-01 (Kumamoto) | NICE-LW-MI20-01 | 2020-01-15 - 2020-03-31 | ENVI,AGRI | Age: 18 - 99


This project has been organized 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 have made 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 the global environment.

Work: The aim is to make cyclical environmental preservation within the affected areas. Volunteers will maintain bamboo forests (cutting bamboo trees etc.), make bamboo charcoals. Volunteers will support local farmers (harvesting, taking care of vegetables, etc.).

Accomodation and food: Shared the room in a local house. Cooking by volunteers.

Location: Minamata, Kumamoto

Location and Leisure: *Location: 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. *Other activities: Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places here).

Train/Bus station: The nearest airport is Kagoshima airport. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the project starts and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day.

Requirements: *Language: English  The local host can speak English. Japanese speaking skill is not necessary, but a high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard and interests in environmental issues. Respect for the local culture and the way of the local organization!

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 12000 JPY

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month.