Ozuchi 3 (Ishikawa)
- 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 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the Japanese original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there Still 10 houses remained and the area was designated as Nation s Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. This group try to improve this depopulation situation by young voluntary power. Vols. are trying to 1) do agriculture, 2) maintain the forest path, 3) organize the event of culture exchange for local children and 4) exchange ideas for improvement regional development though workcamp. Outcome of this workcamp: This villagehad become abandoned, but one of the former villagers was manitaining the terraced rice fields alone from his home in the town.But through the workcamps working together with him, he has gotten so empowered that he started living there againwith his old mother since 2018 Please see the presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2017e2 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures)
Type of Work: Main work is organizing and preparing for English kids camp . For example, playing international games, cooking international meals and speaking with children. From 6 to 18 years old children/students enjoy international days in the beautiful nature. Volunteer prepare though online for this program before coming here. We possibly also support agriculture and do some other work for the community.
Accommodation: Renovated house (Japanese traditional house). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. You don t need to bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Wi-Fi is not available. There is a cat in this village.
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 hard, simple life in the isolated mountain area and respect to the local culture. KIDS FRIENDLY mind is necessary
Approximate Location: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but you can enjoy mountain life in the very beautiful/ traditional place. Charcoal making was main industry. (https://goo.gl/maps/kPUu666yx292)