Description: This project has been organized together with a local group 'Upple' since 2007. Every year, Upple held a summer kids camp with local college students for around 30 kids in age from 8 to 15 in Hiraodai, one of the largest karst plateau in Japan. This kids camp is a great opportunity for children not only to enjoy nature, foster their independence and group cooperativeness but also experiencing cross-cultural learning with international volunteers. Volunteers need to prepare for spending 24 hours with children for this period except for a few days off.
Type of Work: Volunteers will live together, supporting activities in nature and sharing your culture with children. Volunteers will activate the children's independence and creativity by letting them take care of themselves as far as possible and letting them plan for activity, so volunteers will need to respect their ideas!
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a shared room of community center. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Please bring your sleeping bag.
Language: English and some Japanese
Requirements: Volunteers should love children. Responsibility, group cooperativeness and high motivation to work with children are necessary! Some Japanese language skill (beginners level or more) and Motivation letter is required.
Approximate Location: Hiraodai in Kitakyushu city, It is located in the northern part of Fukuoka prefecture, famous for beautiful nature like as calcareous cave.
Notes: other activities: Excursion to calcareous cave, cultural exchange parties with local college students, etc.