- 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 15 (Life on Land), organized together with Morito, a local voluntary group in Sado Island, since 2001. They maintain the school forest called Furusato-no-mori Park in Ogi town, on the southern part of the island. They make it possible for the community to enjoy the forest in every season. They are now trying to focus on caring for the forest in a joint effort with the community. They hope youth and foreign volunteers will mentally and physically help to empower this area. Volunteer maintain about 5.7ha field every year And they had good relationship with local people in the local festival.Outcome of this workcamp: Please see the presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2018-e3 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures) In 2019, 7 vols. from 4 countries were well integrated into the activities
Type of Work: Volunteer s main works are (1)cutting bushes in the school huge forests by Brush-cutter machine (2)practicing make soba (buckwheat Japanese noodles) every night and selling soba at famous art festival Earth Celebration during 3 days with local people, and (3) supporting the local small festival Ogi Matsuri as player of Japanese drums.(Vols. need to practice to play it)
Study Theme: Volunteers get knowledge and skill about making Soba and playing the Japanese drum. Also, the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.
*Outcome of this workcamp: Please see the presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2018-e3 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!) In 2019, 7 vols. from 4 countries were well integrated into the activities!
Accommodation: Cottage in the school forest. Please bring your sleeping bag Everyone will sleep together. Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Internet cannot be connected in the campsite. There is simple toilet, kitchen and shower room. Please be ready for simple forest life
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.- Interest in nature protection and amp; exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple forest lifestyle. Super high motivation for hard physical work during day and night
Approximate Location: 300 km northeast of Tokyo. Sado Island is famous for gold and the Japanese crested ibis. Ogi village is in the southern part beside the beach, where you can enjoy fishing and the hot spring (https://goo.gl/maps/wSCq3PyfZT32)
Notes: Other activities: Exchange parties, fishing, swimming in the sea etc.
Terminal: The closest International airport is Tokyo (Haneda/Narita airport). It takes 3 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway night bus and take ferry for 2 hours. Volunteers need to arrive Japan by 5th Aug. afternoon/ can leave campsite after 1st Sep. noon.