25.07. - 08.08.2018
It is a joint project with KUSUNOKI childcare center and
“You Ai Sun Kochi”, a local community of Kochi town in Hiroshima. CIEE
Japan has been organizing this project since 2008 and it is going to be
11st year in this summer. KUSUNOKI childcare center hold up the
children-centered policy which emphasizes ‘play’ and ‘dialogue’,
fostering the curiosity of children. Kochi is located in the eastern
part of Higashi-hiroshima city centering on Kawachi Station, surrounded
by clear streams. You Ai Sun Kochi is received warm support from local
residents, and activates residents’ communication of the town.
This year is 73rd memorial year after the nuclear bombing were thrown in
the city of Hiroshima in 1945. It is still recorded as first and remains
the only time nuclear weapons were ever used in a war. On 6 August, the
day of bombing, Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in Hiroshima and it has
many visitors to memorialize the victims of the war and pray for
peace. Volunteers will also attend the ceremony, which will be an
opportunity to think of world peace.
KUSUNOKI Childcare center (JAPANESE)
-At Kochi town, volunteers join activities to stimulate the
community and accelerate communication among local and international
members. More detail task to be decided.
-At Kochi town, volunteers prepare and help local event “Riverside
-Communicate with locals at Japanese bamboo charcoal workshop.
-Take a good care of children at KUSUNOKI childcare center for a week
(have them take a shower and a nap, prepare snacks, read them a book,
help summer festival, take children to the park)
-Participate and offer a silent prayer to Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Ceremony and its related events on August 6th
Volunteer will stay at 2 different places
1. Japanese style house (25th July-31st July)
Sleep on the floor with FUTON (or sleeping bag), a washer, kitchen,
restroom, bathroom with bathtub are available. Supermarket is 10 minutes
2. KUSUNOKI Childcare center – On the floor with futon mattress (1st
Western room or large room with your sleeping bag. Kitchen, restroom,
bathroom, washer, internet (free wifi) , convenience store is in 1
minute, supermarket is 5 minutes away by walk.
Volunteers cook breakfast and dinner by themselves. Lunch will be
Not available for vegetarian and people who have food allergy.
1. Extra fee 14,000 JPY(about 120 EURO). Please pay on
arrival. This fee will be used for supporting the local partner to run
2. If your volunteer cancels a project with any reason after
confirmation slip has been submitted to CIEE Japan, we request your
organization to find an alternative volunteer. Cancellation gives a huge
impact in this project because there are many local people preparing to
welcome international volunteers (They do some pre-study about the
countries international volunteers are from)
3. Volunteers should study about the history of Hiroshima –Hiroshima
Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Museum, the Atom bomb dome - before
coming to Japan.
4. A motivation letter (more than 5 sentences long) is required. Please
include your interest, motivation, experience and strength of yourself
in English or Japanese.
Sleeping bag, mattress (at a childcare center, a floor is very hard and
sleeping bag may be too thin to hurt your back), work clothes that are
suitable for activities (T-shirts, pants), sneakers, toiletries, towels,
hat/cap, rain wear, Volunteers are requested to introduce their own
countries by showing photos and maps, teaching children’s songs and
plays, or introducing recipes.
Adresa: HIROSHIMA, , Japan
Letisko: Hiroshima airport (DOMESTIC) ※In order to get to the meeting point, It will cost about 600- 1,000YEN/oneway Kansai International Airport (INTERNATIONAL) ※In order to get to the meeting point, It will cost about 10.000-12,000YEN/oneway, Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: JR Kochi Station
Hiroshima city which has overcome and
recovered from the tragedy of atomic bombing in WWⅡ is now the biggest
city in Chugoku-Shikoku Region. If you would like to visit
Osaka/Kyoto/Nara/Kobe area, plan your trip after the project, you will
not be able to go sightseeing those tour spots during workcamp. A
volunteer needs at least 10,000 JPY in cash if she/he wants to go
sightseeing on free-day.
The weather is not stable at this time of the seasons. Outdoor work
(especially during camping) may change if it rains.
Extra participation fee 14000.0 JPY
Extra participation fee 120.0 EUR
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