- 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 4 (Quality Education) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Shinko Youth Committee since 2016. Shinko district is surrounded by the mountains and has serious ongoing depopulation and aging (53 are aged 65 or more and 4 are aged under 15). Committee tries to slow down it by organizing various activities such as firefly festival, etc.Outcome of this workcamp: Since 2017, we help to run some classes in the primary school that is in crisis to be closed down by the shortage of children, so we try to promote their global education as their new attraction as well as grow sun flowers in the abandon field with the school children to be used for cooking oil that sales also supported to organize the workcamps. In 2019, 6 vols. from 4 countries organized great exchange with the students, harvested in about 1,000 m2 of sun flower field and helped fruit farms.
Type of Work: Volunteers will 1) harvest sunflowers with the students (age 6-12) in the abandon field to be utilized mainly as cooking oil, 2) help to run the English speaking classes in the elementary school as a part of new attractions of the school and 3) work in the farm such as wine grapes.
Accommodation: Sharing house. Meals (you can enjoy local fresh vegetables and Gibier) 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.- High motivation to work with kids and outside. Similar types of experience and Japanese speaking skill are welcome Volunteers need to accept and enjoy vegan food. Motivation letter is needed
Approximate Location: Shinko district has about 2,000 inhabitants and is located in the south west of Nagano city, in the north east of Nagano prefecture. The climate is colder than low land especially in the evening and morning. Rice and apples farming is the main industry.