Imajo 1 (Fukui)
- 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 2 (Zero Hunger), organized together with Plus times for the first time. It is founded by local people to improve their community culture. In this area, there is depopulation problem especially young people. Local people hope to continue their special culture/products (ex. dried persimmon, beautiful forest, festival and so on) This group try to (1) revival the special, product, (2) organizing local event, (3) promotion about this area with young voluntary power and new idea. New young guy started to work as flower farmer, he try to make new tourism though flower.Outcome of this workcamp: It is the first workcamp and we expect to empower and creating some ideas to their activities
Type of Work: The main work is [1 Harvesting and packing flower in the morning from 5:00 to 1:00 pm, normaly early morning work [2 discussing with local people about NEW idea of chrysanthemum and tourism for activation, and do some other work for the community.
Study Theme: Revival of the abandon villages though the special product (flower).Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village and traditional culture.
Accommodation: Renovated house (traditional Japanese house). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Volunteer need a sleeping bag. Volunteers prepare meals by themselves. Some mobile are not available.
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.- Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. High motivation to work hard and simple mountain life in the isolated area, Also respect to the local culture and way of the local organization.
Approximate Location: The southwest part of Fukui prefecture. Minami-echizencho, Imajo area is countryside, so sometime feel isolated, but you can enjoy local life in the very beautiful/traditional place. Dried persimmon is main industry in this area. (https://goo.gl/maps/GWH5FojA6Zw)
Notes: Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, nature life and hot spring etc.
Other: The website of local organization https://www.facebook.com/NomuraFF/
Terminal: The closest International airport is Osaka (Kansai). It takes 4 hours to the meeting point by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus (you need to arrive by 29th July. afternoon/ can leave campsite after 12th noon.)