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NICE-20-0822E JAPÓN Omuta, Fukuoka KIDS,SOCI 22/08/2020 05/09/2020

Omuta (Fukuoka) | NICE-20-0822E | 2020-08-22 - 2020-09-05 | KIDS,SOCI | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDGs 10 (Reduced Inequalities). This local host has held weekend workcamps and short term workcamps for satoyama conservation for more than 10 years. This time, themes and work content will be changed, volunteers will interact with children and local residents at nursery and disabled facility. Omuta City aims to make ""welfare town"" where children with disabilities and people with dementia can live as they are. For that, child development centers, nursery, welfare facilities has cooperated with local communities, schools and local government. In addition, Omuta Zoo has been featured in Japanese movie “Life Sketch” as “the most animal-friendly zoo in Japan”. They has created a town that is friendly to children and the elderly and friendly to animals. *Outcome of this workcamp: They expect to have great impact on children!

Work: 1. Interaction with children and local volunteers in a facility for children with disabilities 2. Interacting with children and volunteers at a nursery 3. Learn about animal-friendly initiative such as environmental enrichment

Accomodation and food: Volunteers will stay in a local community center. Sleeping bag is needed. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Simple toilet. Bath is a public bath around there.

Location: Omuta, Fukuoka

Location and Leisure: It is located Omuta city (the southernmost city) in Fukuoka prefecture. The city flourished in the coal chemical industry, but now they focuce on the environmental recycling industry. Leisure: Tour of Miike Coal Mine facilities, Omuta City Zoo and Miike Carta Memorial Hall, and visit historical shrines and temples, and experience hiking festivals, etc. Study theme: "Volunteers will get knowledge of how to create ""welfare town"" in Omuta. Experience international exchange while working with children and handicapped."

Train/Bus station: The nearest international airport is in Fukuoka. From Fukuoka airport to Omuta city, it takes 1.5 hours by bus. Volunteers need to arrive at Fukuoka airport by the morning of the first day and can leave the project site around the lunch of the last day.

Requirements: Interest to welfare town and to exchange with people.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 6000 JPY