Description: This work camp is organized together with some local people. A giant earthquake occurred in the Tohoku area on the 11th Mar 2011. That caused unprecedented damage. 80% of the houses were damaged in Rikuzen-takata and some people still have to be living in temporary houses. We started the special workcamps in Tohoku area for reconstruction work with over 600 vols ( including international ones since 2011 Apr). That did great work! But we still need a lot of vol. Volunteer can encourage locals!
Type of Work: "The volunteer will help local fisherman(oyster) and farmers(tea,apple,vegetable), people damaged by the tsunami such as reclaim, cutting grass and harvesting as well as organize some activities for children in kids centers and do anything else needed. "
Study Theme: Disaster area visit and getting to know about disaster damage prevention.
Accommodation: Home stay at Local host's house. Simple self-catering. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is not necessary. Share room.
Language: Camp language is English, but knowledge in Japanese is welcome.
Requirements: High motivation to work for disaster area and respect to the local culture and way of the local's organization! Motivation letter is required. Not have any criminal or sexual or physical abuse record!
Approximate Location: South east edge of Iwate prefecture (very near from Miyagi). Forestry, agriculture and fishing are used to be the main industry, but were severely damaged and may take several years to be rehabilitated. From Tokyo, 6hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus.
Notes: other activities: Exchange party with locals