- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Working in nature such as world heritage silver mine, local river and mountain. Making great opportunity for local kids and youth to having international exchange!
- Code : NICE-17-117
- Dispo : COMPLET (Total Part 8)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / JAP
- Age : 18 - 99
NICE – NGO/ NPO to organize workcamps and other voluntary service projects mainly in Japan – Founder &Treasurer of NVDA/ Member of CCIVS and ALLIANCE/ Partner of SCI – Enjoying to create a new global age by mentally young people! — This workcamp has been organized with Organization of Green and Water (OGW) since 2007. OGW was established in 1992 to advocate the importance of prairies and forests in our ecosystem. Iwami Ginzan, a silver mine, was registered as a World Heritage site in 2007. However, the recent lack of maintenance of satoyama forests has caused the unwanted spread of bamboo forests which could destroy stone walls and degrade the scenery. To revitalize the whole city, they are not only working for tangible side such as maintenance of the mine, but also they contribute intangible aspects such as supporting mentallychallenged local youth, environmental and international exchange education at elementary school, etc.
Volunteers will do various kinds of work such as maintenance of the bamboo forest around the Iwami Ginzan (cutting down trees and converting into chips), cutting grass in the local mountain to conserve biodiversity, visiting elementary schools to organize classes for international interact, playing sports with youths who are isolated from regular society, cleaning a river, etc. — Study Theme : Volunteers will get knowledge of conservation work in a forest . — Please see the presentation of the camp leader for the IVS contest in Japan 2015 https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/w3-54718867 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)
Public house where OGW?s office is in. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Visiting the historical sites, exchange party, sports, hot spring, Matsue castle — Oda city, Shimane prefecture. About 250 km north west of Osaka. Near the Sea of Japan
Interest in nature conservation. — English (Japanese is also welcomed!) — The nearest int?l airport is Kansai(Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Shimane, it will take 6.5 hours by bus. You are recommended to arrive at Kansai on 9th since the bus leaves early morning. Hiroshima airport is also available, it takes about 4 hours to the meeting point.