- 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 local NPOs, Association to protect nature in Tondabayashi and Hamuro club since 1999. 67 of land in Japan is covered with forest and 40 of them is human-made planted forest called SATOYAMA, where people used to receive the benefit to live such as food and resources. SATOYAMA needs to be maintained its biodiversity and to keep water adjustment function. Our ancestors had protected and utilized the forest in an ecological and sustainable way, which has been neglected by modernization. We try to revive it with global voluntary power Most of the members of the local organization are aged 50-70 so they expect our participation of youth and foreign vols. to vitalize the activities both mentally and physically. Outcome of this workcamp; In 2019, some part of the forest was maintained by 7 vols from 4 countries and local people. Through the many kinds of activities such as tea ceremony, calligraphy and homestay, the strong and deep relationship between international volunteers and local people was created. Please see the long term goal of this project as Local SDGs at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/18-121519016 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures)
Type of Work: In the morning, volunteers will work in the forest to maintain. Cutting woods, pealing skins, cutting bamboos, sometimes chopping firewood. In the afternoon, volunteers will have activities such as discussion about environmental issues, bamboo craft, having a lecture about SATOYAMA.
Accommodation: Apartment. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
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 conservation. Adaptability to enjoy a simple lifestyle is needed
Approximate Location: Tikyani fudo, Tondabayashi city in Osaka. 60 km south of Osaka city