Tokushima 3 (Tokushima)
- 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 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with the local NPOs Bizan Daigaku since 2014 for revitalizing the community, and Protecting Shinmachi river who is taking care of local river. The NPO has been cleaning river for more than 20 years and dirty river became clean, so now they are organizing local tour boat services on Shinmachi river to let local people enjoy river. During this workcamp, Tokushima prefecture has one of the most popular festivals called Awa Odori festival that more than 1,000,000 visitors come from all over japan (even abroad). The visitors also enjoy the boats, that needs a lot of help to organizeOutcome of this workcamp: Local people, especially young generation paid attention to join in volunteering work through previous volunteer s effort and worked together during workcamp. Please see the long term goal of this project as Local SDGs at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2019-ep5 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures). In 2019, 6 vols. from 6 countries made a great job
Type of Work: Prepare and support for local event Awa Odori festival with local people to activate the area. The volunteers will support the local group that organizes local boat services which many tourists make a long queue for. Volunteers also clean up the river and roads in the city during the festival. Also, they 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: Local people, especially young generation paid attention to join in volunteering work through previous volunteer's effort and worked together during workcamp. Please see the long term goal of this project as "Local SDGs" at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2019-ep5 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!). In 2019, 6 vols. from 6 countries made a great job!
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: Awa Odori Festival, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, 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 4th and can leave there after 13:00 on 18th.