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31st August – 5th September Vols

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CIEEJ1423 Handicapped center in Kunimien /YAMANASHI
Length:
31st August – 5th September
Vols:
2 (2 males or 2 females)
Age:
18 – 40
Language:
English / Japanese
Host organization: Kunimi-En
Background:
Kunimi-En is a school and home for mentally challenged people, and was founded in 1996 as "A
big home where everyone cares for everyone". The main aim of this school is to provide mentally
handicapped people with a comfortable living space, treating them as individuals with dignity, so
that they feel at home and enjoy their lives while they stay. All staff is trying to focus on not only
to enrich the services they are providing but also to introduce their welfare programs and
activities to the local people. There are approximately 40 people staying and 24 staff.
Kunimi-En calles the week as “International Exchange Week” when they have volunteers, and
carry out a special program during the week.
Work:
Volunteers will help people (from 25 to 75 years old) with both indoor and outdoor activities
such as farm work, hand craft, art, Sado (Japanese tea ceremony). Volunteers will be asked to
help those people with their daily routines such as cleaning. Also, work can be replaceable to
some Japanese culture experience. If you have special interests in Japanese culture, please tell
them your preference in advance so that they can judge if they are possible to carry out during
your stay.
Accommodation:
Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) near Kunimi-En.
Facilities:
There are a washer, a lavatory and a shower room. Internet access and international phone are
available at the facility. A small shop is near the accommodation.
Meals:
Volunteers will have lunch and dinner with the people at Kunimi-En but need to buy breakfast on
your own.
Location and leisure:
Kunimi-En is about half an hour by train from Kofu city in Yamanashi prefecture. You can see Mt.
Fuji, the highest and most sacred mountain in Japan, with the Japan South Alps as background.
The place is also famous for a rapid Fuji river, and those landscapes are depicted in famous
Japanese printing "Ukiyoe" by Katsushika Hokusai (1760~1849). Also, Pacific Ocean is only 1.5
hours’ drive away.
Terminal:
Station:
Narita International Airport
JR Kajikasawa Station
Requirement:
Volunteers who are allergic to cat are not acceptable.
A volunteer who has an interest or studies for welfare and social security are most welcome. You
need to understand about developmentally handicapped people (25 – 75 years old, autism
disorder, down syndrome etc) and to have knowledge of basic nursing care.
Bring work clothes (short sleeved T shirts, polo shirts, long pants and sneakers). The school
recommends you to dress conservatively, therefore, skirt/shirt pants are allowed.
Remarks:
Basic Japanese skill would be very helpful to enjoy this project. Better bring a Japanese dictionary
if you happen to have one! It will be so helpful for a better understanding of people and other
matters.
There will be an event to introduce your country (Food, books, CD, maps). Please prepare for this
event. You can put the date in USB, please bring it with you.
【用語の説明】
Length
プロジェクト開催期間
Vols
海外ボランティア受入人数 (必ずこの人数が参加する訳ではありま
せん。最大の受入人数です)
Age
募集年齢
Language
プロジェクト期間中の使用言語
Host organization
プロジェクトの受入団体
Background
受入団体の団体概要、国際ボランティアプロジェクトの歩み など
Work
主な活動内容 (記載以外の活動をする可能性もあります)
Accommodation
宿泊施設
Facilities
宿泊施設の設備
Meals
食事条件
Location and leisure
開催地、ボランティア活動がない日の過ごし方の例(必ず全てができ
るわけではありません)
Terminal
プロジェクト開催地の最寄空港
Station
プロジェクト開催地の最寄駅
URL
プロジェクトに関するウェブサイト
Requirement
参加必須条件、必須の持ちもの
Remarks
大切なこと、心にとめて置いてほしいこと
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