- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Japanese Yen
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- Hosting organisation support: 6000 Japanese Yen
Description: This project is actively working for SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized together with Tabito Satoyama Restoration Committee (TSRC), since 2022. Tabito-cho is an area of Iwaki City with an ageing population, but at the same time it still retains its traditional satoyama landscape. Former NICE staff, her husband who took up as Local Vitalization Cooperator (organized by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) in 2019, was fascinated by Tabito area and wanted to pass on the local satoyama nature and culture to the next generation. The TSRC was set up with the involvement of local people. The couple s vision of a Tabito Workcamp Village to enliven the depopulated and ageing town with a workcamp movement was launched. TSRC was planned a short-term workcamp in 2021, but it was cancelled because of COVID-19. In 2022, very short-term workcamp in spring, short-term workcamp in summer and medium- to long-term volunteers were organized, and accepted a university group.
Type of Work: 1) 3/20-23: Preparation for the of kid s camps in the summer. Specifically, farm work in the village (soil preparation, sowing seeds, etc.) and environmental maintenance in Tabito. 2) 3/24-28: Move to Yunodake which one of workcamp places in Iwaki city to support the running of 3 days kid s nature camp.
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge about revitalization of the region, life in rural villages.
Accommodation: Shared room in Tabito Workcamp Village. Sleeping bag is needed Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Bath is rented at a nearby inn.
Requirements: 6,000 JPY (45 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 22nd) 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.
Approximate Location: Iwaki city is located in the southern part of Hamadori (near seashore), Fukushima prefecture. It is the second most populous city in the Tohoku region. Tabito Village was merged with Iwaki City in 1966. The Tabito area is located in the southern part of the city and is steep, mountainous and undulating throughout.