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NICE-23L-KR03 JAPÓN KurogichoYameshiFukuokaprefecture... AGRI,ENVI 20/05/2023 13/08/2023

Kurogi | NICE-23L-KR03 | 2023-05-20 - 2023-08-13 | AGRI,ENVI | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land), organized together with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involve people from the city and local. They started 80-days of international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make the footpath and maintain the forest. But in July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After that, it had serious damages from a flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival in this area!

Work: Volunteers will work on various types of activity related to agriculture such as [1] cultivating rice (Ex. rice planting, cutting grass in terraced rice fields (Mainly from May to Nov.), [2] helping local farm of green tea(May and Oct.), rice and vegetable(from May to Nov.), etc., [3] supporting events of Sansojuku (Ex. promotion, preparation, supporting staffs, communicating with participants, clean up).

Accomodation and food: Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook by themselves. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.. Transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases.

Location: KurogichoYameshiFukuokaprefecture

Location and Leisure: Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields.

Airport: KIX

Train/Bus station: The nearest airport is Fukuoka airport. However, vols. need to join On Arrival and Evaluation Seminars in Yokohama (KR01, KR02 and KR05)/ Osaka (KR03, KR04 and KR06), so firstly should arrive at NRT or HND (KR01, KR02 and KR05)/ KIX (KR03, KR04 and KR06) by 08:00 on the starting day and can leave there after 18:00 on the ending day.

Requirements: Motivation letter is needed! Volunteers need to have high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, respect to the local culture and way of the local organization, high motivation to work hard and interests in environment issues and local development.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 12000 JPY

- Study theme Volunteers will get knowledge of how to conserve SATOYAMA, taking care of forest, organic farming. - Other activities Other activities Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). - Participation fee 12,000 JPY (90 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 23rd) per month till the 3rd month and 6,000 JPY per month from the 4th month of "NICE Volunteers" fee need to be paid in advance either by Card or PayPal. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free. - Other The first/ last 2 days are On Arrival/ Evaluation Seminars in Yokohama (KR01, KR02 and KR05) and Osaka (KR03, KR04 and KR06). The activity Blog: http://egaonomori.exblog.jp/