Maintaining flowerbed (ex. watering, removing grass etc.), and support for local event “cleaning up river”, “shopping street” with local people to activate the area and communication with local people. Also volunteers will join local some activities and events.
Accomodation and food
Single room in local apartment house or home stay. Breakfast in café, lunch with local people, dinner with local host.
Location and leisure
Tokushima City, capital of Tokushima Prefecture, has a population of about 260,000. The city is in northern Tokushima Prefecture where the Yoshino River and its tributaries create a delta.
Project hosted by
Organized together with NPO, ‘Bizan Daigaku(B.D)’. They organize workcamp with NICE from 2013. They have many types of projects, one of project started “Flower Road Project” from last year in Tokushima city. It made flowerbed along the national road by local citizen. But it is difficult to do daily maintenance (ex. watering, removing grass etc.) for them. So, they want to keep it with international volunteers. B.D. has also other projects, cleaning up river, project which it cooperate with shopping street, etc. They want to activate this town though having local events with volunteers.
*Other activities : Awa Odori Festival on August, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, etc. Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).
*Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month).
(*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.)
*Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates.
[ 06-07 Jul. / 03-04 Aug. / 28-29 Sep. /13 Dec. ]
*Language : English and Japanese
A few locals can speak English. Beginner level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed.
*Other requirement : Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization.