About the local hosting organizationOrgani zed together with Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN). Thei r theme i s learning from soi l and nature, and l ive together. Many chi ldren in Fukushima are forced to s tay indoors for the fear of health ri sks from radioactivi ty having been released in the ai r by the nuclear di sas ter s ince March 2011. ANSN s ta rted to orga ni ze ki ds ca mp for i n Fukus hi ma . It ca l l e d 'Fukus hi ma Ki ds (FK)'. He be ca me cha i rpe rs on of the Exe cuti ve commi ttee i t. They got support from various famous people. FK bring about more than 40 elementa ry, junior high or high s chool s tudents at a time to areas with lower radiation level s , to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends .
About the volunteer workWe will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organize many events on weekend. We will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. We will support and enjoy with them. Especially end of July to end of August, ANSN organize kids camp program. We will support it.. -- Study Theme : Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids.
Local accommodationSingle room of the nature school. Volunteers cook with local host, if more than 3 volunteers together, cooking by themselves. During kid camp, we will stay with kids (But it depend on case!)
About the project locationParticipation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). -- Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Extra info about the projectLet's organic farming and supporting kids camp, sharing your culture, smiles, and friendship with kids!! -- 12000 Yen per month