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NICE-20-0805A JAPÓN Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi ENVI 05/08/2020 14/08/2020

Tochigi Youth (Tochigi) | NICE-20-0805A | 2020-08-05 - 2020-08-14 | ENVI | Age: 14 - 17

This project is actively working for SDG 13 (Climate Action ) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized together with Tochigi Conservation Corps (TCC). TCC was established in 2009 with inspiration of Conservation Corps in the U.S.A., which is a complex of long term workcamp for environment and leadership training. TCC work on forest preservation for bio-diversity, maintenance of abandoned farmland and cultivation of human resources for next generation. Furthermore, TCC aims to utilize forests as a social place by combining with other fields like welfare, children, education and so on. In 2017, TCC got the first prize in one of the biggest awards for inclusive society. *Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 12 vols. aged 15-17 from 4 countries and 1 adult leader worked and exchanged very actively which work was highly appreciated by TCC!

Work: Volunteers will do manual work such as weeding, cutting undesirable trees/ bamboos which disturb soil conservation function and bio-diversity. Working fields may vary due to local conditions. Each forest is expected to be a place for a place for relaxation for mentally challenged people, a habitat for Sashiba (eagles in danger of extinction) and so on. Also, volunteers will help ourdoor activities with children.

Accomodation and food: Shared rooms, separated by gender. Meals will be cooked by volunteers in turn. All basic facilities are provided.

Location: Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi

Location and Leisure: Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture is near Utsunomiya-City, 3 hours from the central of Tokyo by train. Volunteers can enjoy beautiful nature and local culture like Mashiko-yaki (traditional ceramics).

Train/Bus station: Volunteers need to arrive at either Narita airport or Haneda airport by 10A.M. on 5th August and can leave the airport after 16 P.M. on Aug. 14th. Meeting point is UTSUNOMIYA station (JR line).

Requirements: - 16,000 JPY (about 100 EUR) of "NICE Volunteers" + additional fee needs to be paid in advance either by Paypal or through your sending NGO if they collect it in addition to their own inscription fee. 6,000 JPY of NICE Vols. fee is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while 10,000 JPY goes to the local host. - Volunteers should be 14-17 years old, highly motivated to work outside. Respect to local people and other participants is needed. *We will accept applications only for SC until April 1st

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 16000 JPY

Cultural exchange parties, onsen (public hot spring), traditional ceramics painting, sunflower festival etc.