- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Organic farming and nature life in the beautiful and traditional montain communities in Japan. No road for cars, the only way to reach there is by walk for 1.5 hours!
- Code : NICE-17-122
- Dispo : COMPLET (Total Part 5)
- 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 Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG) since 2000. KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (not accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s.
Volunteers will help their organic farm by cutting thatch, threshing rice, selecting beans, taking care of goats and chicken and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house works, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard. — Study Theme : Similar type of communities in each country and their networking. Bring some info.!
Building for volunteers in the farm. Very beautiful cultural heritage! Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeing bag is necessary.
Visit to the elementary school, foot ball and baseball (optional), exchange party, etc. — Very isolated, but beautiful place near “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 900 meters asl. There are something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization.
Good Japanese language is not necessary, but still welcomed. You need to be physically strong and flexible to respect the way of the local host. Motivation letter is needed! — The nearest international airport is in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point near the project, it takes 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport in Tokyo (Narita or Haneda) by 04:00 on Oct. 18th and can leave there after 24:00 on Oct. 29th.