About the local hosting organizationOrganized together with Fukui Hito Machi Kaihatsu Keikaku, founded to making the community space for connecting local people and to renovating the local community. Honjo area in Awara city is famous for Fujino Genkuro, who is benefactor of Luxun to learn medical science in Japan. This group try to make international community space in this area and organize cross-cultural understanding programs for children. It is new project from 2016. Local host expect to communicate with local host.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will 1) organizing the workshop or class for children about cross-cultural understanding, 2) maintaining the old Japanese traditional garden for renovation and 3) maintaining the shrine forest.
Local accommodationRenovated house (traditional house!). Cooking as a group by turn.
About the project locationAbout 200 km north east of Osaka. Awara city is an agricultural city and famous for hot spring. It is close to Tojinbo (high cliffs, a natural treasure)
RequirementsSpeaking some Japanese and good English, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Experience of communication with kids can be useful!
Extra info about the projectOther activities : Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here), to join local events. Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Term : If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 08/05, 09/22, 10/28, 12/14