Description: Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN) organized this project together with NICE since 2010. Their theme is learning from soil and nature, and live together. Many kids in Fukushima pre. are forced to stay indoors for the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011. After disaster ANSN started to organize "Fukushima kids camp" It is for kids who lives in disaster area in Fukushima. Local host Samegawa became chairperson of the Executive committee it, and organized it until 2015. They got support from various famous people. Nowadays, they restarted their farming program and weekend program for family and kids camp during long vacation season in his land, Samegawa.
Type of Work: Volunteers will support 2 kids camp during this workcamp(03/25-30 and 04/01-03). Main works are playing with kids in mountain area, cooking outdoor foods, taking care of animals etc.. Kids will create activity by themselves too. Volunteees will support their meeting and activities too.
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory of the nature school. During kids camp, volunteers will stay with kids in same room (But it depend on case!). As for food, volunteers will cook with kids.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: Volunteers should be interested in working with kids. Motivation letter is required.
Approximate Location: Samegawa, a small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. Though, the temperature in winter can be minus 5-10, It is warm enough in the building! It's 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Notes: We accept partly participants. 2 volunteers for 3/24-30, 2 volunteers for 3/30-4/4.