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NICE-24L-KR08 JAPÓN Fukuoka... AGRI,ENVI 01/06/2024 06/10/2024

Kurogi | NICE-24L-KR08 | 2024-06-01 - 2024-10-06 | 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) and 4) Taking care of goats (everyday).

Accomodation and food: Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook by themselves.

Location: Fukuoka

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. Other activities Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).

Train/Bus station: The nearest airport is Fukuoka. However, volunteers need to join On Arrival (in Yokohama for KR06-09, 13-14 and Osaka for KR01-05, 10-12, 15) and Evaluation Seminars (in Yokohama for KR01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 10, 12, 14, 15 and Osaka for KR02, 04, 06, 08, 11, 13), so firstly should arrive at/ leave NRT or HND if the seminar is in Yokohama and KIX if it is in Osaka, 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: 72000 JPY

Volunteers will get knowledge of how to conserve SATOYAMA, taking care of forest, organic farming.