Description: This workcamp has been organized with Happy Kids Team (HKT) in NICE and Kamakura Children Home (KCH) since 2004. HKT was started in 2004 since Child abuse was getting more serious years by years, so they organize weekend workcamps 1) every month in KCH, 2) 1-2 times a year for families (to prevent further abuse) and 3) 3-4 times for the foster family association by playing with their children while the parents are joining the seminars. KCH accommodates 60-80 children many of who were abused by the parents.
Type of Work: Volunteers will work in KCH mainly to prepare/ run/ clean up their bon dance festival on 29 Aug. especially constructing the stage (where Volunteers will also show some performance together!). Volunteers will also do some other things like playing with the children in the playground, a dinner with a few elder children, etc.
Study Theme: Child abuse situation and activities in each country and global cooperation. Bring some info.!
Accommodation: Possibly, a room in the residential building for staff members of KCH. Meals (besides lunch) will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: High motivation to work with the children with special background. Similar type of experience is welcome! Motivation letter is needed! Vols. need to be ready that the main work will be construction.
Approximate Location: Kamakura city. 30 km from Yokohama. Kamakura is an old capital city of Japan in the 13th-15th centuries and has a lot of attraction like old temples, green hills and a beach.
Notes: Other activities; Exchange parties, one night home stay, excursions, etc.
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