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NICE-20-0223C JAPÓN Ikata, Ehime, Japan AGRI 23/02/2020 12/03/2020

Ikata(Ehime) | NICE-20-0223C | 2020-02-23 - 2020-03-12 | AGRI | Age: 18 - 99

 

Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village, since 2008. Ikata is famous for oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increased and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms.

Work: We will help orange farming such as harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc. We will separate into 5-6 groups to help different farms. Work is physically hard from early morning to evening. We will also visit school to organize class for international interact.

Accomodation and food: Volunteers will stay in old traditional house. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.

Location: Ikata, Ehime, Japan

Location and Leisure: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter. Leisure:Onsen (hot spring), exchange party

Train/Bus station: You need to arrive at the Kansai International airport (KIX) in Osaka by 18:00 on 22nd since from Osaka to Ehime, 7 hours by midnight bus. And from the center of Ehime to Ikata where the campsite is, you need to take a local bus and it takes over 2 hours. There is a local airport in Matsuyama city and you can take a flight from KIX to there. It takes 1 hour. You can leave Ikata after 15:00 on 12th.

Requirements: Interested in agriculture, high motivation to speak Japanese with local people

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0