Yoichi 1 (Hokkaido)
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- Hosting organisation support: 6000 Japanese Yen
Description: This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 4 (Quality Education), organized together with with Hokkaido Eco-village Promotion Project (HEPP) since 2015. They start to promote sustainability of our lifestyle and community , to create better environmental and social model for next generation in Hokkaido since 2012. They want to produce necessities that are needed for our daily life (foods, energy, etc.) by themselves as much as they can, and want to share them to the local area. They provide various chances to learn comprehensive skill and knowledge about sustainable development by organizing training programs and events for the local adults and kids. They also aim at connecting urban area and rural area, producers and consumers and to contribute local revitalization. President of HEPP visited many eco-villages in UK for a few years and speak good English.Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 9 vols. from 2 countries greatly contributed to their work such as seeding the vegetables, taking care of wine grapes, harvesting, cultivating, etc. as well as various types of exchange with local people and children including the participation in the bon dance festival that was highly appreciated by the local people
Type of Work: Volunteers will mainly 1) Help the work of neighboring farms that is important for strengthening the links with the local community, 2) Assist and join the kids programs (play, work) in the eco village to have them experience rural life in the nature and 3) Maintain the fields and forests of HEPP such as cultivation, harvesting, weeding, thinning, chopping woods, etc. and possibly, also some construction
Study Theme: 2030 goals of HEPP and eco-villages of each country
This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 4 (Quality Education). *Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 9 vols. from 2 countries greatly contributed to their work such as seeding the vegetables, taking care of wine grapes, harvesting, cultivating, etc. as well as various types of exchange with local people and children including the participation in the bon dance festival that was highly appreciated by the local people!
Accommodation: Building of HEPP. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary. HEPP triesto enjoy seasonal, organic and local foods, basically vegetables. You can also learn ecological and healthy life style through using solar energy, compost toilet, etc.
Requirements: Strong motivation to work manually hard and also for the activities with the children. Big passion to the ecological life style.
Approximate Location: Agricultural country side, 60 km Northeast of Sapporo. Located next to the city of Otaru, there is the famous Nikka Whiskey factory and beautiful landscape.Leisure: Exchange party, joining local events, etc.Study theme: 2030 goals of HEPP and eco-villages of each country
Notes: Leisure: Exchange party, joining local events, etc.
Other: It is possible to join also 0825A Yoichi 2 (08/25-09/07) for 29 days though you need to spend 2 nights (Aug. 23-24) by yourself by sightseeing, etc. If you want to join both Yoichi 1 and Yoichi 2, please mention so on your application form.
Terminal: The nearest international airport is New Chitose (Sapporo) airport in Hokkaido. From there, it takes 2.5 hours to reach Yoichi by train or bus. Volunteers need to arrive at New Chitose airport by 12:00 on Aug. 10 and can leave Japan after 17:00 on Aug. 23.