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NICE-24S-0906A JAPÓN Ishikawa... MANU,AGRI 06/09/2024 17/09/2024

Kamimamakuchi | NICE-24S-0906A | 2024-09-06 - 2024-09-17 | MANU,AGRI | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Kamimamakuchi village since 2013, and they tried starting new project with volunteer. Depopulation (especially of youth) is a serious problem here similarly in many other country sides. This village have only 20 families and very few young people. It is difficult to keep traditional culture and community work, so we aim to help keeping this landscape/cultures and telling local village’s attraction by young power! *Outcome of this workcamp: Volunteer had painted fence about 1km! And organizing candle night festival, cultural party! Local people really welcome to coming the new people! Please see the long term goal of this project as Local SDGs at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2019-wp2-188758763 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!).

Work: Main works are (1) Drawing on the fences that are near mountain, (2) Agriculture: harvesting rice, (3) Supporting the events with local people, and do some other work for the community.

Accomodation and food: The community center in the village. There are clean kitchen and toilet. Volunteers take a shower in the kindly local people s houses. Please bring sleeping bag! Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Wi-Fi is not available.

Location: Ishikawa

Location and Leisure: Ishikawa prefecture is almost middle of Japan. Campsite is very small village located in South part of Ishikawa prefecture. There are rice fields, historical shrine, and beautiful nature. (https://goo.gl/maps/JBr8Py5WowS2) Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc.

Airport: KIX

Train/Bus station: Meeting place is Komatsu station. Nearest Domestic airport is Komatsu. The closest International airport is Osaka (Kansai). It takes 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus (you need to arrive by afternoon of the day before the first day) On last day, you can leave campsite around noon.

Requirements: High motivation to work hard and seriously and enjoy simple countryside life. Need idea for local revitalization. Speaking Japanese language is welcomed! 9,000 JPY (55 EUR by the rate on 2023 Nov. 18th) 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.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 9000 JPY

Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also, the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.