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NICE-20-0314B JAPÓN Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan ENVI 14/03/2020 29/03/2020

Minamata(Kumamoto) | NICE-20-0314B | 2020-03-14 - 2020-03-29 | ENVI | Age: 18 - 99


This project has been organized together with Minamata International Friendship Association (MIFA) since 1992. Though there was a big tragedy of public pollution 40 years ago, it’s completely safe now and Minamata is pioneering to be ecological town by distinguishing garbage into 21 categories, etc. The workcamps have been creating a forest on the reclaimed land to bear new lives as a symbol of revival, with strong wish of the patients as well as doing various community works to activate local communities.

Work: Volunteers will mainly work for renovation of the bamboo gate in Eco House and cutting bamboos, making bamboo charcoals. Volunteers also join and support international festival in Minamata. Volunteers will cook your international dishes by ourselves in this event. Volunteers will sell that dishes to local people and enhance the mood in this event etc.

Accomodation and food: Volunteers house (Volunteers will borrow the bathrooms of local host that creates nice exchange). Cooked by volunteers. Sleeping bag is needed!

Location: Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan

Location and Leisure: South west in Kyushu islands. People are cheerful and many of man like to drink sake!! If lucky, you could enjoy parties under cherry flowers! Leisure:To join seminar about environment and local festival, elementary school visit, etc.

Train/Bus station: The nearest international airport is Fukuoka airport. From Fukuoka to the meeting point, it takes about 1.5 hours by bullet train. Volunteers need to arrive the airport by 09:00 on Mar. 14th and can leave there after 16:00 on Mar. 29th. From Osaka, 6 hours by bullet train (you need to arrive at Kansai airport by 6:00 on Mar. 14th and leave there from 11:00 on Mar. 30th).

Requirements: Interest to protect nature, recycling environmental protection and to exchange with people. Volunteers need to ride on bicycle.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0