- 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) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized together with a Non-profit organization for the study of producing organic Japanese tea since 2001. There are some farmers who produce organic tea in Wazuka town. The situation of organic farming in Japan is still very challenging so that the help from volunteers is important. The brand of the tea in Wazuka is getting famous and the farmers hope that Wazuka tea will make this rural area famous enough to invite tourists. Volunteers will also learn about the history of tea in Japan Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 15 vols. from 8 countries finished removing unnecessary grasses at the tea park and at elementary school. One of Japanese girl made great presentation at the IVS contest of NICE and got the best prize. So many Japanese and international vols. love this place and keep coming back, several of them became professional farmers or married with the local farmer and are living there now
Type of Work: Volunteers will help tea farmers to take care of organic farms. Weeding is one of the most important and significant works. We may also organize one day event in Wazuka for cultural exchange such as cooking and sharing international meals, playing games, and music, etc. The event will be a chance to interact with local people and make them open-minded to international relationship.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay public center. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. 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.- Interested in Japanese culture, positive attitude to work outside in very hot weather.
Approximate Location: The most southern part of Kyoto prefecture, close to Nara prefecture.