A small group of international volunteers - up to 6 people - are needed at each Place to Grow workshop to provide an opportunity to interact in English, and assist with the activity.
Upcoming Place to Grow Workshops
Santa Soul Train 2016
Holiday Party & Community Reunion with Xmas Dinner and Entertainment
Hosted by Hotel Kannyo
This year, we are partnering with Konishiki and his Rise Up initiative to encourage and inspire children during the holidays. Join us to help bring a bigger impact to Tohoku and Kumamoto.
See last year's 2015 party report.
Recent Place to Grow Workshops
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Art Is All Around Us
Using unconventional materials, such as things found in nature or in our recycling bins, we get creative and make art.
@ Portal Center
Hosted by Ohana International School
What to Bring
All materials will be provided by volunteers, but bring anything you want from home like rocks, leaves, buttons, fabric scraps etc and transform them into a piece of art!
11AM - 1PM
Legend of Kamiwarizaki and Picnic Lunch
Outdoor Activities in English
Hosted by Earth Camp
What to Bring: Picnic Lunch
We start with an English lesson: Sosha from Earth Camp will teach children some simple English words that are related to the legend of Kamiwarizaki, the "rock cracked by god". Then kids will be matched up with a volunteer and head off to Kamiwarizaki. Volunteers are asked to encourage kids to tell the story of the rock using the English words they just learned. We will have a picnic lunch at Kamiwarizaki.
10AM - 1:30PM
Kayak, BBQ & Wool Weaving Workshop
@ Satomi Farm
Hosted by Satomi Farm
What to bring: Swimsuit (or other clothing you don’t mind getting wet), non-slippery footwear (no flip-flops), hat, change of clothes, towel
Price: ¥3,100/person (includes kayaking rentals, wool workshop & facility fee)
11am - 3pm
@ Iriya Community Center
Hosted by Nukumori Kubo
● Lecture of how to make UMEBOSHI (pickled plums)
● Make rice balls, miso soup and vinegar rice rolled in shiso (Japanese basil)
1pm - 3pm
Mosaic Art Workshop
@ Hotel Kanyo's Chapel Space
Hosted by Nagoya Mosaic - Tile
Create a coaster & photoframe with mosaic tiles
12pm - 3pm
Street Rugby & BBQ
@ Kamiwarizaki Camp Ground
Hosted by the Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce