- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Transportation: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Activities: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Hosting organisation support: 6000 Japanese Yen
Description: This project is actively working for SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), organized together with NPO, Bizan Daigaku since 2015. Yoshino gawa is the name of a river which is the largest river in Shikoku area. The local festival Yoshino gawa festival is one of the famous festivals in Tokushima which is supported by local people voluntary. More than 20,000 people come to this festival every year, and the amount of garbage is huge. During the event, the local group keeps trying to give visitors awareness about the environment though organizing Eco station where visitors throw away and separate trash.Outcome of this workcamp; the activity of ECO station was broadcasted on local TV program in several times and people think about how important to separate garbage for environment. Please see the long term goal of this project as Local SDGs at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/17-82095303 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures) In 2019, 7 vols. from 5 countries worked well.
Type of Work: Prepare for Eco station (discussing how it should be done in order to make people bring and separate garbage proactively, and crafting etc.), organize Eco station where visitors come to separate garbage. Washing reusable cups, picking and separating rubbish during/after the festival. Help various activities with NPO Bizan Daigaku such as taking care of flowers, activities with children and so on before and after the festival days.
Study Theme: Volunteers will get chance to interact with energetic local people who want to activate the small city.
*Outcome of this workcamp; the activity of "ECO station" was broadcasted on local TV program in several times and people think about how important to separate garbage for environment. Please see the long term goal of this project as "Local SDGs" at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/17-82095303 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!) In 2019, 7 vols. from 5 countries worked well.
Accommodation: Sharing house(renovated apartment) in Tokushima city. All meals will be prepared by volunteers by turns. Lunch and dinner during the festival will be provided from local. Sleeping bag is necessary.
Requirements: - 6,000 JPY (about 50 EUR) of NICE Volunteers fee needs to be paid in advance either by Paypal or through your sending NGO if they collect it in addition to their own inscription fee. 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.- Positive attitude to working hard, respect for and communication with Japanese local people.
Approximate Location: Tokushima city, Tokushima pref.
Notes: Other activities: Join the festivals, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese cultural dance Awa Odori, etc.
Terminal: The nearest int'l airport is Kansai (Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Tokushima, it takes 3 hours by highway bus. Volunteers are recommended to arrive there one day before workcamp starts since the bus leaves early. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 21st and can leave there after 13:00 on 4th.