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NICE-20-0818A JAPÓN Izumo city, Shimane SOCI,KIDS 18/08/2020 24/08/2020

Ino (Shimane) | NICE-20-0818A | 2020-08-18 - 2020-08-24 | SOCI,KIDS | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and SDGs 4 (Quality Education), organized together with local community center in Ino area. Ino area is remoted area in Shimane and faces the problem of depopulation. Local group is trying to reactivate this area by inviting people from another area of Japan and foreign countries. Especially kids here don t have enough experience of international interests, which local group think it s important for kids growth. And also, local group is trying to turn mountain area to place where people can have a fun each other by cutting trees as a maintenance. And create opportunity of communicating with local elderly people to encourage them by inviting volunteers to elderly facility and playing games. *Outcome of this workcamp: The number of families who join in kids camp which is organized by volunteers is increasing and local kids are looking forward to meeting volunteers every year. Please see the long term goal of this project as ""Local SDGs"" at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/18-121518725 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!). In 2019, 10 vols. from 4 countries joined well.

Work: Volunteers will organize some camp program which means staying at local elementary school overnight for kids and their parents to provide an opportunity having international interests. And they will do some various kind of works to maintain the nature of forest and mountain. For example, cutting down trees and grass, lopping off dead branches. And also, they will visit local elderly facility to communicate and play game with elderly people who live there.

Accomodation and food: Local house. Local people might prepare beds for you, but you are recommended to bring your own sleeping bag in case. All meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.

Location: Izumo city, Shimane

Location and Leisure: Ino area, Izumo city in Shimane prefecture Leisure: Izumo shrine, cultural exchange Study theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids.

Train/Bus station: The nearest int l airport is Kansai (Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Shimane, it takes 6.5 hours by highway bus and train. Volunteers are recommended to arrive there one day before workcamp starts. Hiroshima airport is also available by take a flight from Kansai airport, it takes about 4 hours to the meeting point by train and bus. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 18th and can leave there after 13:00 on 24th.

Requirements: Positive attitude to communicate with kids, love nature.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 6000 JPY